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Baylor Genetics PreSeek for Prenatal Multi-Gene Sequencing Screen

Baylor Genetics has launched PreSeek, a clinical non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screen. The test requires blood and/or saliva samples from each parent, then sequences cell-free fetal DNA for de novo disease-causing variants associated with select single-gene conditions affecting the skeletal, cardiac, and neurological systems. It is complementary to traditional prenatal screening tests, the company said.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.