NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – UK-based Angle aims to enter the noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) market with its Parsortix cell-based enrichment system. The company recently released results from a pilot study demonstrating the enrichment of circulating fetal cells.

Researchers in the prenatal testing space have been attempting to extract fetal cells from a pregnant woman's bloodstream for decades, with mixed results, and all current providers of NIPT rely on cell-free DNA rather than fetal cells.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.