NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An ongoing clinical trial of a single-cell sequencing method for preimplantation genetic diagnosis for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization has resulted in its first healthy baby, Clinical Sequencing News has learned.

Jie Qiao, director of the Medical Center for Human Reproduction at Peking University Third Hospital; Fuchou Tang, an assistant professor at Peking University's Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center; and Sunney Xie at Harvard University are collaborating on the clinical trial.

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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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