This article has been corrected to reflect that Illumina will seek Chinese FDA approval for a MiSeqDx-based NIPT assay, not a HiSeq2500-based assay, as previously reported.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI said this week that it is working with its collaborators to suspend the clinical application of its non-invasive fetal trisomy test in mainland China following a recent announcement from Chinese officials that genetic tests should be regulated.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

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