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Reproductive Health

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

PWNHealth will provide physician oversight and genetic counseling for Picture Genetics, a new line of three genetic tests from Fulgent aimed at consumers.

The company published a quality assurance study for the Panorama test last month and is wrapping up the SMART study, which has enrolled 20,000 women.

The test is the first near-patient assay for M. genitalium, and can also guide treatment by detecting antibacterial resistance markers.

New resistance tests for Mycoplasma genitalium and gonorrhea could help stave off superbugs, but guidelines and economic factors may hinder adoption.

The new method may be useful in future noninvasive prenatal tests that rely on the analysis of DNA from fetal cells instead of cell-free fetal DNA.

Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.

Oct
23
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This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries.