NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – National managed healthcare company WellPoint has revised its medical policy regarding non-invasive fetal aneuploidy screening, suggesting that it will begin covering tests such as Sequenom's MaterniT21 Plus test.

News of the change by WellPoint sent shares of Sequenom up as much as 9 percent today on the Nasdaq with the number of shares traded more than double Sequenom's average daily volume during the past three months.

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Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.

In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

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