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.
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.
According to John Zhang, founder and CEO of the New Hope Fertility Center, universal PGS will likely increase success rates of IVF further.
A study by researchers in Italy found that preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening combined led to more successful pregnancies per transfer but fewer women had embryos transferred.
The genetic diagnostics firm has developed an NGS-based test that combines PGS, PGD, and informativity testing, and presented initial results at a recent conference.
The team built on a previous approach that used single-cell sequencing to screen for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos from couples undergoing IVF.
The firm plans to incorporate mtDNA analysis into its preimplantation genetic screening services this month.
The method could have future applications in preimplantation genetic diagnosis and circulating tumor cell analysis.
RHS recently acquired an Arrayjet Marathon instrument to produce EmbryoCellect, which competes with PGS kits sold by Illumina, Agilent Technologies, OGT, and others.
The company's goal is to transition from a one-test provider to a full-service genetic testing company in the reproductive health and potentially other markets.
The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.
Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.
Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.