Reproductive Health

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

Under the agreement, the companies plan to develop a customized solution that can be widely deployed for DNA sequencing.

Cooper took a $24.4 million impairment charge in the second quarter on the intangible assets it acquired in 2016 from carrier screening firm Recombine.

Researchers from Stanford University reported in a pilot study that seven RNA transcripts could predict preterm birth.

The $375 million deal marks the integration of Myriad, a leader in the hereditary cancer genetic screening market, with Counsyl, a leader in reproductive genetic screening.

Myriad will merge Counsyl’s reproductive tests with its preventive care business unit into a new business unit called Myriad Women’s Health.

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.