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After identifying several biomarkers for prenatal infection, the founders of ProteoGenix now plan to make a non-invasive amniochip that could be used to screen pregnant women for a wide range of prenatal defects, including birth defects and fetal growth restriction.

With the new amniochip, the company hopes to be able to identify prenatal infections early by simply taking a blood sample from the mother and running the processed sample through a mass spectrometer.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.

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