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.
Low-coverage, whole-genome sequencing had a diagnostic yield of up to 53 percent in prenatal and postnatal samples referred for chromosomal analyses.
Researchers found that array-based testing and exome sequencing contributed uniquely to ASD diagnosis, and that the diagnostic yield of testing was higher in complex autism cases.
An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.
In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.
Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.