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.
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.
The New York Times looks at companies using genomic tools to try to quickly identify the cause of patients' infections.
The White House has asked for $2.5 billion in funding to address the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Associated Press.
A resignation at the Marine Biological Laboratory highlights that institutions are unsure of how to handle researchers previously found to have violated codes of conduct, Nature News says.
In PNAS this week: immune responses that affect heart transplant rejection risk, gene variants associated with thiopurine toxicity, and more.