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

The company is positioning the blood-based test as an alternative to invasive chorionic villus sampling, the current standard in Denmark.

The company's test uses self-collected saliva samples from potential parents to assess their future child's genetic predisposition to various diseases.

The firm's revenue decrease was largely driven by a decline in testing volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it said.

Based on 6,447 exome sequences, the researchers estimated that every person is a carrier of at least two pathogenic variants in autosomal-recessive genes.

The deal covers SpeeDx's ResistancePlus and PlexPCR product lines, which include tests for sexually transmitted infections and antibiotic resistance.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a small group of breakthrough COVID-19 cases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Vox and Nature discuss the importance of preparing for the next pandemic.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense is to use genetic genealogy approaches to identify the remains of unknown soldiers.

In Nature this week: comparison of five circulating tumor DNA assays, resequencing analysis of lettuce gives insight into its domestication, and more.