By Monica Heger

As Sequenom gears up for the launch of its sequencing-based trisomy 21 diagnostic by early next year, it remains confident in its intellectual property and its likelihood of gaining reimbursement for the test.

Sequenom officials said that a patent the company holds for prenatal diagnosis via maternal blood will prevent competitors from launching similar tests unless they license the technology or come to some other agreement with the company.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.

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