trisomy 21

A randomized clinical trial from France revealed similar miscarriage rates in women who had cell-free DNA screening for trisomy 21 prior to invasive testing.

Since April 1, noninvasive prenatal testing, provided by three university genetic centers, is available to all pregnant women in the Netherlands for €175 as part of the TRIDENT-2 study.

SeraCare is licensing UCSF's T21, T18, and T13 trophoblast cell line materials to develop NIPT reference materials.

The firm said in an SEC document that it plans to offer 6.25 million shares and expects net proceeds of up to $103.3 million.

In addition to offering NIPTs, Natera is eyeing the cancer diagnostics space.

The companies reached an exclusive deal to provide Natera's Panorama NIPT in the Indian market. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Mount Sinai Services today announced a distribution deal with Illumina to offer the Verifi non-invasive prenatal test in Ontario.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York Department of Health has approved Ariosa Diagnostics to offer its non-invasive prenatal test to state residents, the company said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Natera today announced a US distribution deal with pathology services provider ProPath for Natera's Panorama non-invasive prenatal screening test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Natera today announced that New York has issued a permit for the company's CLIA laboratory, allowing Natera to offer its preconception and prenatal tests to expecting parents in the state.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.