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By partnering with telehealth provider PWNHealth, Lineagen wants to help children on the autism spectrum start treatment faster and qualify for more benefits.

Lineagen hopes to use PWNHealth's consumer-oriented model to expand access to its testing services for developmental delay and autism spectrum disorder.

Although the two studies seem to provide conflicting results on the impact of PGS, the "devil's in the details," according to an outside expert.

Invitae is interested in companies that can contribute positively to its revenues in the next two to three quarters, according to CEO Sean George. 

The acquisitions will enable Invitae to add reproductive health genetic testing to its portfolio and become what it calls a "comprehensive genomic information company." 

The firm reported $3.5 million in revenue for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2016, and $12.9 million for the full year.

CombiMatrix said the move will increase access to the test in the state for women experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss.

The company's testing was successful in more than 90 percent of cases over almost four years, and detected a wide variety of abnormalities.

Ambry's new lab provides a streamlined, automated workflow that has allowed the company to triple its daily testing volume since it opened more than four months ago. 

The company reported an 18 percent increase in the number of reproductive health tests completed during the quarter. 

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.