NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Piper Jaffray today downgraded Sequenom's shares, citing increasing competition, as well as pricing pressures and legal concerns.

Separately, after the close of the market on Thursday, Sequenom said that its subsidiary, Sequenom Laboratories, has signed a national agreement with an unnamed "leading benefits provider" to provide coverage for the MaterniT21 Plus fetal aneuploidy test.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.

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This webinar is the third in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.

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This webinar is the last in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.