Reproductive Health

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

Quest's QHerit will screen for 22 disorders and is based on recommendations issued this year by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Investigators identified candidate protein markers from aptamer-based proteomic profiles of samples from women with or without late-onset preeclampsia.

In a revised medical policy, Aetna said it would continue to cover NIPT for high-risk pregnancies, but not average-risk ones.

Recently launched tests that screen for single-gene disorders are prompting questions about what is appropriate to screen for prenatally.

Premaitha will issue Thermo Fisher warrants over 28,938,797 new ordinary shares and a second tranche of warrants in 2018. 

Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.