preimplantation genetic diagnosis Preconception Genetic Testing Firm Orchid Raises $4.5M in Seed Funding The company's test uses self-collected saliva samples from potential parents to assess their future child's genetic predisposition to various diseases. Thermo Fisher Scientific, First Genetics to Develop NGS-Based Diagnostics in Russia First Genetics will market its F-Genetics NGS System and IVD assays to Russian laboratories for reproductive health testing and cancer diagnostics. NIPD Genetics Wins $1.5M From Cypriot Foundation to Develop Liquid Biopsy, PGT Assays The Cyprus-based company has been offering a cell-free DNA-based noninvasive prenatal test for fetal aneuploidies, called Veracity, since 2015. Sequencing Could Screen for Mendelian Disorders, Aneuploidy in Preimplantation Genetic Testing Premium Researchers tested the combined PGS and PGD assay in a pilot study and now aim to validate it on larger numbers of disorders and compare it to conventional testing. CooperSurgical Exits Genetic Carrier Screening, NIPT Business Cooper took a $24.4 million impairment charge in the second quarter on the intangible assets it acquired in 2016 from carrier screening firm Recombine. Jul 7, 2017 Preimplantation Genetic Screening Has Transformed Practice of IVF Clinic, but Cost Remains Barrier Premium Jun 16, 2017 Combining PGD and PGS to Select Embryos Increases Pregnancy Rate But Results in Fewer Transfers Premium Jul 15, 2016 Spanish MDx Firm Bioarray Launches Sequencing-Based PGS/PGD Test Premium Dec 28, 2015 Harvard, Peking University Team Combines NGS, Linkage Analysis to Detect Aneuploidy, SNVs for PGD Premium Jun 12, 2015 Reprogenetics Demonstrates mtDNA Quantity Contributes to IVF Failure Premium Feb 11, 2015 Complete Genomics Demonstrates Accurate De Novo Mutation Testing in Embryos for PGD Premium Jan 20, 2015 Reproductive Health Science Scales up Array Manufacturing to Support EmbryoCellect Test Premium Dec 16, 2014 Good Start Genetics Expands into PGS with Goal of Entering NIPT Market Premium Dec 8, 2014 Good Start Genetics Licenses PGS Technology from Johns Hopkins Apr 30, 2014 Illumina Launches NGS-based Preimplantation Genetic Screening Test Premium Mar 26, 2014 Italian Team Validates Preimplantation Screening Method Behind Illumina's Upcoming Commercial Test Premium Feb 12, 2014 NJ Reproductive Clinic to Adopt NGS for Preimplantation Genetic Testing if Validation Trial Succeeds Premium Feb 4, 2014 Illumina's Q4 Array Sales Jump 10 Percent on Consumer Genomics, BlueGnome IVF Demand Premium Jan 21, 2014 Illumina Plans New Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Array as Part of Reproductive Health Push Premium Mar 12, 2013 At Investor Confab, Illumina CFO Discusses Sequestration, Japanese Market, BlueGnome Premium Jan 29, 2013 Illumina's Q4 Array Revenues Climb 4 Percent on BlueGnome Addition, HumanCore Demand Premium Jan 8, 2013 Illumina Saw 'Strong' Q4 Array Performance, Driven by Growth in HumanCore, Custom Products Premium Oct 30, 2012 Illumina Predicts Flat Future for Array Business as GWAS Decline Counters Growth in New Markets Premium Sep 25, 2012 With BlueGnome Buy, Illumina Expands Presence in Cyto Market, Moves into IVF Testing Premium May 8, 2012 Study Backs BlueGnome CGH Arrays as Screening Tool to Improve IVF Success Rates Premium Load More Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.