NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued an opinion that non-invasive prenatal testing using cell-free fetal DNA can be offered to patients at increased risk of aneuploidy — a decision that is favorable to firms such as Sequenom, Ariosa Diagnostics, and Verinata Health.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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