NIPT BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing The firm said the funding will help it pay for a recent laboratory expansion, growth of its commercial team, and new product development in the oncology space. Progenity to Close Genetics Lab as Focus Shifts to Therapeutics The firm will no longer offer its Preparent Carrier Test, Innatal Prenatal Screen, Riscover Hereditary Cancer Test, or Resura Prenatal Test. Illumina, Roche Agree to Settle NIPT Patent Lawsuits The settlement will end a patent battle that has raged since 2012, but the terms have not yet been disclosed. Yourgene, Alliance Global Sign Distribution Deal for Middle East, Africa Dubai-based Alliance Global will distribute Yourgene's noninvasive prenatal tests, reproductive health tests, and other products across a broad range of territories. Echelon Diagnostics, Cradle Genomics Ink Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnostics Partnership The companies are working together to accelerate the development of Cradle's fetal cell isolation and analysis technology for noninvasive prenatal testing. Apr 14, 2021 Arcedi Biotech Introduces NIPT Analyzing DNA From Rare Fetal Cells in Maternal Blood Premium Mar 18, 2021 Progenity Q4 Revenues Fall 30 Percent on COVID-19 Effect Feb 26, 2021 Natera Launches Tumor Genomic Profiling Assay, Expects Reproductive Health to Break Even This Year Premium Feb 25, 2021 Natera Revenues Grow 35 Percent in Q4 Feb 10, 2021 Tataa Biocenter Takes Majority Stake in Swedish Genetic Testing Firm Life Genomics Jan 14, 2021 Progenity Projects 2021 Revenue Growth of Up to 30 Percent Dec 3, 2020 Aetna Updates Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Coverage Policy to Include All Pregnancies Dec 1, 2020 UnitedHealthcare to Cover NIPT for Average-Risk Pregnancies Nov 19, 2020 Progenity to Cut Workforce as Third-Party Payor Seeks $27.4M for Alleged Overpayment Nov 16, 2020 Myriad Genetics Bets Fetal DNA Enrichment Method Will Further Increase Uptake of NIPS Test Premium Nov 9, 2020 Progenity Q3 Revenues Increase 38 Percent Nov 6, 2020 Natera Expects Further Growth in NIPT as it Expands Use Cases for Cancer, Transplant Tests Premium Nov 5, 2020 Natera Q3 Revenues Up 26 Percent on Increased Testing Volumes Oct 29, 2020 Humana Broadens Coverage of NIPT for Average Risk Pregnancies Oct 26, 2020 Yourgene H1 Revenues Up 5 Percent Oct 23, 2020 BTIG Initiates Coverage of Progenity With Buy Rating Oct 8, 2020 Centene Expands Coverage of Natera NIPT to All Pregnant Women Sep 17, 2020 SVB Leerink Initiates Coverage of Natera With Outperform Rating Sep 11, 2020 Natera Prices $250M Public Stock Offering Aug 26, 2020 'Jaggedness' of Cell-Free DNA Ends Correlates With Fetal, Tumor Origin, Study Finds Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Natera, Bruker, Bayer, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Labcorp, Omniseq, Dovetail Genomics, DNA Script, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, Strata Oncology, Bionano Genomics, More Co-Diagnostics Gets CE Mark for Saliva-Based Molecular SARS-CoV-2 Test Yourgene Health Awarded £232K Contract to Supply Oncology Genotyping Testing Kits to NHS Wales Qiagen to Distribute JADBio Life Science Analytics Platform The Scan Billions for Antivirals The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports. NFT of the Web Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports. 23andMe on the Nasdaq 23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported. Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.