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At last week's ESHG annual meeting, three quality assessment providers discussed best practice guidelines and results from a pilot NIPT quality assessment scheme.

The study was conducted by the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network and its partners, and involved 227 labs for germline testing and 76 for somatic testing.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.