trisomy 21 UnitedHealthcare to Cover NIPT for Average-Risk Pregnancies Several analysts said that the decision by UHC, the largest private payor in the US, will especially benefit Natera. Some Call for Expanded Payor Coverage of NIPS but Reluctance Remains Premium A preliminary analysis lends some support to covering NIPS for pregnancies beyond high-risk, and some payors have expanded coverage. PerkinElmer Q3 Revenues Grow 5 Percent The company also said that it has acquired Beijing-based food safety testing firm Meizheng Group. The deal is expected to expand PerkinElmer's food safety capabilities. Natera Finds High Performance for Noninvasive Prenatal Test in All Age Groups Premium The company published a quality assurance study for the Panorama test last month and is wrapping up the SMART study, which has enrolled 20,000 women. Prenatal Testing Decision Making Tied to Women's Aversion to Risk, Ambiguity 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. Nov 26, 2018 PerkinElmer Vanadis NIPT Receives CE-IVD Mark Nov 13, 2018 Angle to Enter NIPT Market With Rare Cell Isolation Platform Premium Oct 22, 2018 ASHG: Dutch Nationwide NIPT Implementation Study Sees 42 Percent Uptake After First Year Sep 19, 2018 Premaitha Licenses NIPT Tech From Illumina Under Settlement Aug 14, 2018 Cell-Free DNA Screening, Invasive Testing Show Similar Miscarriage Rates, Study Suggests Jul 10, 2018 PerkinElmer, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island to Test NIPT System Jul 2, 2018 German Institute Issues Report on NIPD for Evaluation of Health Insurance Coverage Mar 21, 2018 PerkinElmer's Vanadis NIPT System to Enable Screening at Low Cost, Complexity Premium Mar 19, 2018 Illumina Sues Natera Over NIPT Library Prep Patent Feb 5, 2018 Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency Approves Premaitha's Noninvasive Prenatal Test as IVD Jan 19, 2018 NIPT Commentary Raises Physician Conflict as Factor in Average-Risk Adoption Premium Dec 14, 2017 BGI Receives CE Mark for NIFTY Noninvasive Prenatal Test on BGISEQ-500 Platform Dec 14, 2017 Inex Innovations Exchange Developing Fetal Cell-Based NIPT to Expand Test Portfolio Premium Nov 27, 2017 CRISPR Used to Eliminate Targeted Chromosomes in New Study Nov 9, 2017 UK Study Finds Reflex NIPT After Combined Screening Detects Most Trisomies, Avoids Invasive Tests Oct 30, 2017 Arcedi Biotech Readying Cell-Based NIPT for Commercialization as Clinical Studies Continue Premium Oct 17, 2017 Biogen Joins Collaborators in Genetics Study of Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome Oct 16, 2017 CAP Launches Proficiency Testing Program for NIPT, Using Maternal Plasma Samples Premium Oct 11, 2017 Natera Validates Panorama NIPT for Twin Pregnancies; Includes Zygosity, Fetal Sex Determination Premium Sep 19, 2017 Premaitha, Ampath Sign Agreement for NIPT in South Africa Load More Breaking News Cytosine Base Editor Enables Genome-Wide Genetic Function Screening G42 Healthcare, Seegene to Offer Mobile Molecular Diagnostic Labs in Middle East, North Africa JP Morgan, Cowen Initiate Coverage of Singular Genomics Systems Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Danaher, Becton Dickinson, 23andMe, and More Berry Oncology, Alibaba Health Partner to Offer Early Cancer Screening, Health Services Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.