Signifikance's platform is currently used for analyzing and interpreting cancer variants but will soon support prenatal screening and testing as well.
The statement is a first step to educate clinicians and laboratories on the use of expanded carrier screening tests.
Sequenom CEO Bill Welch said at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference that the company plans to bring "at least" three new laboratory-developed tests to market in 2015.
Cheaper testing is enabling more widespread carrier screening of prospective parents.
The company's goal is to transition from a one-test provider to a full-service genetic testing company in the reproductive health and potentially other markets.
The partnership will enable Good Start to offer IviGen products and services to in vitro fertilization specialists and women's health professionals in the US and Canada.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Startup preconception genetic testing company GenePeeks has officially launched its sperm donor screening service, Matchright, with two partner sperm banks.
Gene by Gene will later this year debut a genetic disease carrier screening service focused on Jewish populations in the US.
Recombine is a relatively new genetic testing company that, for the moment, has a genetic disease carrier detection screening test called CarrierMap as its flagship offering.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic testing startup Recombine said yesterday that it has raised $3.3 million in a Series A financing.
The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.
A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.
The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.
In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.