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The contract was awarded by the UK's NHS Blood and Transplant, which is responsible for promoting and overseeing organ and blood donation.

St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which has been offering NIPT since last year, plans to double its capacity by the third quarter.

The recommendation calls for NIPT to be initially offered to women deemed at high risk for trisomy 21, 13, or 18 after the initial screening test.

Better Understanding

Motherboard looks into the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project.

The innovation hub will be fully operational by end of 2016 or in early 2017 and will be headquartered in the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Under the three-year project award, Premaitha and St George's plan to establish a UK Centre of Excellence for Prenatal Screening.

The NICE recommendation specifies the use of Oncotype DX for intermediate risk patients for whom doctors are unclear whether to prescribe chemotherapy.

During its second quarter earnings call, Myriad officials detailed the market prospects for its tumor and germline BRACAnalysic CDx tests.

The proposal calls for the creation of Genomics Central Laboratory Hubs, which would work with clinical genetic services and other clinical specialties to deliver services across England.

The naming of the centers marks the main phase of the project, which is expected to recruit 75,000 participants, starting in February.


In Nature this week: modern European bison analysis, phased diploid genome assembly algorithms, and more.

Actress Jennifer Lopez is working with NBC on a CRISPR-inspired television show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Researchers trace the origin of one human papillomavirus lineage to Neanderthals or Denisovans, Vox reports.

The BabySeq project faces lower-than-expected enrollment rates, according to ScienceInsider.