The multiplexed PCR kit will target mutations associated with cystic fibrosis that are highly prevalent in the US, and the firm is also eyeing the Middle East and Africa.
Natera has entered the oncology space with a ctDNA assay and sees its blood banking service as a way to eventually tap into the consumer genomics space.
Natera ran 17 percent more tests in Q2 than it did in the prior-year period, generating $53.6 million in total revenues.
Quest's QHerit will screen for 22 disorders and is based on recommendations issued this year by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Under an agreement, Angsana's network of physicians in Hong Kong will be able to order Counsyl's expanded carrier screening test.
Over the next month the company plans to expand its preconception screening test, which it launched widely earlier this year, by adding about 90 X-linked disorders.
Last year, GenePeeks raised $16 million in a Series B funding round from 5AM Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, Alta Partners, and others.
The company announced the new product, which covers variants across 600 genes, this week, and said it will be available to customers next month.
Under the agreement, Roche Diagnostics will offer Good Start's GeneVu carrier screening test along with its Harmony NIPT.
Couples can now buy cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy carrier screening tests through Amazon, though a doctor will have to approve the order.
The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.
Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.
In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.
China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.