This story has been revised to clarify the tests' different no-call rates.

Over the past year, three different companies in the US have launched noninvasive sequencing-based prenatal trisomy tests, competing furiously for what could be a multi-billion dollar market.

Each company is attempting to grab market share by distinguishing itself from its competitors through various criteria, including test quality, price, turnaround time, and the number of disorders for which the test screens.

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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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