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NEW YORK – The International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD) on Wednesday published a set of recommendations on the use of cell-free DNA testing to screen multifetal pregnancies for Down syndrome and other autosomal trisomies, noting that the literature shows such testing to be appropriate for screening twin pregnancies and may also be a viable option for screening triplet pregnancies.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and intensive care units around the world have been overwhelmed by unprecedented levels of demand. 

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13
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As we pass the one-year anniversary of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the first Emergency Use Authorized SARS-CoV-2 PCR detection assays, there remains significant opportunity for clinical laboratories to advance testing and support improved patient management.