NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – When Indiana passed a law in March that prohibited abortions based on fetal genetic abnormalities, proponents of the bill cited the ubiquity of noninvasive prenatal tests as evidence that women would increasingly pursue abortion to avoid having children with genetic defects. Although the law was ultimately struck down in June by a federal judge, it led many to question whether the premise that just because it is now easier to test for Down syndrome, more couples will in fact choose to terminate pregnancies.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Oct
17
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

Oct
23
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will address a range of methods for optimizing small RNA library preparation.

Oct
25
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.  

Nov
05
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.