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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Illumina today said that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Verinata Health for $350 million with additional potential milestone payments of up to $100 million through 2015.

This article has been updated to clarify the turnaround time for Natera's test. It is two weeks.

Sequenom expects to "significantly exceed" its internal goal of billing for 50,000 MaterniT21 Plus LDT non-invasive prenatal fetal tests this year, following strong sales of the test in the third quarter and endorsements of non-invasive prenatal testing by two technology assessme

Researchers from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center have published a method of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis using massively parallel sequencing-by-ligation on the Life Technologies SOLiD 4 platform.

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Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.