NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eastern Biotech and Life Sciences, Dubai and BGI Health have partnered to make available to parts of the Middle East a non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test for detecting trisomy 21.

Eastern Biotech launched the test called Trigene on Thursday, and it and BGI Health are also making the next-generation sequencing-based test available in the United Arab Emirates and other countries that are part of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Eastern Biotech said.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

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