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News on noninvasive prenatal testing, carrier screening, and preimplantation genetic screening.

Natera sued Progenity in June but the firm said its Innatal cell-free DNA noninvasive prenatal test does not infringe any of Natera's six patents.

Using exome-enriched RNA sequencing and machine learning, researchers tracked down a set of circulating maternal transcripts for predicting severe early-onset preeclampsia.

Phenotypic clustering identified distinct forms of PCOS with specific gene variants, providing a promising strategy for enhancing the treatment of this syndrome.

Study subjects of both sexes who had low germline mutation rates lived nearly five years longer than individuals with high mutation rates.

Progenity recently agreed to pay millions to three major insurers under settlement agreements related to allegations over undisclosed past business practices.

The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.