NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Noninvasive prenatal testing has limited clinical utility for subchromosomal abnormalities, according to a team of UK-based researchers.

As the popularity of NIPT tests  for detecting fetal aneuploidies like trisomies 21, 18, and 13 has risen, commercial providers have moved to expand their offerings to include recurrent microdeletions and microduplications.

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The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.

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This webinar will discuss a molecular barcode-based error correction method that enables combined mutation detection and DNA copy number profiling through circulating tumor DNA sequencing.