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Congenica Prenatal

Congenica has introduced an application to assist with molecular research into fetal anomalies. Called Congenica Prenatal, the application analyzes fetal exome and genome sequences to help detect causal variants of abnormalities in utero and generate actionable reports based on these analyses. The company said that Congenica Prenatal can save users an average of six minutes per gene of interest and 40 minutes per report beyond time gains faciliated by the base Congenica clinical decision support system. 

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.