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.
Two thirds of families who attended enrollment sessions signed up, but those who did not voiced concerns about privacy, discrimination, and return of results.
The startup's first test focuses on diagnosing 60 conditions for which treatment is available.
Michigan Radio reports that a parent there has filed a lawsuit over its newborn screening program.
The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.
By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.
Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.
In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.