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Sequencing-based newborn screening could not identify all children with metabolic disorders or hearing loss, but could interrogate a larger number of conditions.
Public Health England will use the company's Victor EnLite instrument and EnLite Neonatal TREC kit at three of six sites to evaluate screening newborns for "Bubble Boy" disease.
Clinical genomics is just one business area for PHIX, which also intends to sell genomic tools and introduce a variety of agriculture and lifestyle-focused tests.
Divesting the cord blood business will allow Natera to focus on its genetic testing business in reproductive health, oncology, and organ transplantation.
The company provided updates on its newborn screening testing presence.
Under the partnership, Heidelberg-based Eluthia will become the primary distributor of BGI's NIFTY noninvasive prenatal test in Germany.
During an NIH meeting, researchers from four newborn sequencing research projects discussed results of their studies and future implications.
The molecular test detects a form of herpes virus that can infect newborns and cause deafness.
The study provided whole-exome diagnostic sequencing for 106 newborns with hearing loss while also offering optional screening results for genes associated with childhood-onset conditions.
Regenerative therapeutics company StemCyte will offer Fulgent's Beacon Expanded Carrier Screening and Newborn Genetic Analysis testing services.
The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.
According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.
The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.
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