Maastricht University

During the first year of the TRIDENT-2 study, 74,000 women opted for NIPT, which was switched from in-house-developed platforms to Illumina's VeriSeq in May of this year.

Evaluation Bias

New study finds bias against female lecturers among student course evaluations, the Economist reports.

Using small RNA sequencing, investigators found miRNAs in the blood that track with cirrhosis, hepatitis, type 2 diabetes, or acetaminophen toxicity.

The company will continue to work with Maastricht University researchers to develop genetic and epigenetic cancer diagnostics.

Since April 1, noninvasive prenatal testing, provided by three university genetic centers, is available to all pregnant women in the Netherlands for €175 as part of the TRIDENT-2 study.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union has approved a project aimed at determining the causes of extreme aggressive behavior and is providing €6 million ($8 million) to the effort.

Ninety-five new web-based genomic data-analysis resources are discussed in a special issue of Nucleic Acids Research published online this week.

Researchers in the Netherlands have identified 44 protein biomarkers that appear repeatedly in 2D gel electrophoresis-based disease biomarker studies and have linked them to cellular stress response, adding "in future proteomic studies, more profound approaches should be applied to look beyond these proteins to find specific biomarkers."

Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.