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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Good Start Genetics said today that it has signed a coverage agreement with Tufts Health Plan for its GoodStart Select sequencing-based carrier screening test.

This is the second in a series of profiles of centers awarded grants this year under NHGRI's Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Good Start Genetics today said that it has received a clinical lab permit from the New York State Department of Health, enabling the firm to offer its GoodStart Select carrier screening tests to in vitro fertilization and other reproductive health physicians in the sta

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Next-generation sequencing-based carrier screening firm Good Start Genetics today announced it has closed a non-dilutive loan facility for up to $28 million from Capital Royalty.

With the approval, Quest can offer the test to physicians in New York as well as in all other US states, as New York is the only state with an independent regulatory review process for lab-developed tests.

It remains to be seen whether a market for PCR-based fragile X population screening will soon develop, since mandating newborn testing may be highly dependent on the development of a difference-making therapeutic; and carrier screening will likely continue to rely on a case-by-case cost-benefit analysis.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.