By Monica Heger

In the race to develop the first sequencing-based trisomy 21 test, researchers from GATC Biotech subsidiary LifeCodexx said that they have completed a pilot study in 45 patients and plan to start a clinical validation study in 500 patients.

If all goes well, LifeCodexx could launch the test commercially by the end of the year, the company's CEO Michael Lutz told Clinical Sequencing News.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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