News on noninvasive prenatal testing, carrier screening, and preimplantation genetic screening.
Male Urethral Microbiome Can Harbor Bacteria Transmitted Through Vaginal Sex
A microbiome study of urethral samples from 110 healthy men found that some reporting they had vaginal sex carried microbes associated with bacterial vaginosis.
Becton Dickinson Gets FDA 510(k) Clearance for High-Throughput Vaginitis Test
The BD Vaginal Panel, which tests for the three most common vaginitis pathogens, is the third assay for the high-throughput, fully automated BD Cor system.
ACMG Statement Says Preimplantation Polygenic Risk Testing 'Not Appropriate for Clinical Use' Yet
Overall, the organization remains skeptical of the clinical implementation of PRS testing, pointing to limitations of the tests and a lack of evidence for their clinical utility.
AACC Issues New Cervical Cancer Detection Guidance
The new guidance includes an ideal lab report template and synthesizes guidelines previously issued by three other organizations.
Obesity Linked to DNA Damage, Breast Cancer Risk in Women Harboring BRCA Mutations
The research suggests that maintaining a lower body weight or pharmacologically targeting estrogen or metabolic dysfunction may reduce the risk of breast cancer in these women.