NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina said after the close of the market Thursday that it has completed its $450 million acquisition of Verinata Health.

The deal, which was inked in early January, provides Illumina with Verinata's Verifi non-invasive prenatal test for detecting trisomy 21, 18, and 13. The test analyzes cell-free fetal DNA using next-generation sequencing.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

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