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The new assay is part of the company's prenatal and women's health offerings, but it is also developing a preeclampsia test and technology for gastrointestinal testing.
To help fund the acquisition, Yourgene Health is planning to sell at least £10.0 million in newly issued shares to institutional investors.
NPR reports that prenatal genetic testing can both offer relief and provide a source of worry for prospective parents.
The company said its higher revenues were due in part to international performance including continued penetration of Middle Eastern and Asian markets.
A study of 10 commercial labs offering NIPT in the US found that none followed all recommendations for reporting results and informing patients and providers.
A survey of more than 2,400 pregnant women found that their views on testing largely fell into four clusters, shaped by their thoughts on risk, ambiguity, and more.
The addition of the Y chromosome detection will enable the firm to refine its already-approved MaternalFetalScreen T1 test to provide personalized risk assessment.
The company will use the money to launch its first product, Unity, a noninvasive prenatal test for recessively inherited single-gene disorders.
Horizon will help develop the cell line-derived reference material, St. George's will provide clinical samples, and the EMQN will run a validation study.
Under a proposed decision, to be finalized in August and become effective in late 2020, NIPT would only be covered for women with particular fetal trisomy risks.
Researchers are developing a breath test to determine how severe patients' methylmalonic acidemia disease is, FierceBiotech reports.
NPR reports that vaccine developers are working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that are easier to store or administer than the current crop.
Reuters reports that France is to recommend that people under 55 who received one dose of AstraZeneca's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receive a different vaccine for their second dose.
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