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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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.

Jun
28
Sponsored by
Agilent Technologies

This webinar will address the advantages and challenges of using array-based comparative genomic hybridization (array-CGH) in the investigation of developmental disorders.

Jun
29
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This online seminar will provide an overview of current standardization efforts in genomics, epigenomics, and metagenomics, with a focus on practical implementation considerations for researchers and labs.

Jul
20
Sponsored by
NuGEN

This webinar describes the characterization of gene fusions across distinct subtypes of melanoma.