prenatal testing

Iceland has nearly eliminated Down syndrome from its population, CBS News reports.

Priced Out?

Gizmodo writes that, in the future, genetic diseases could become diseases of poverty if access to genetic screening and other services are too expensive.

At a conference last week, researchers from Italy presented results from 73 women who had mosaic embryos transferred.

Premaitha will issue Thermo Fisher warrants over 28,938,797 new ordinary shares and a second tranche of warrants in 2018. 

According to John Zhang, founder and CEO of the New Hope Fertility Center, universal PGS will likely increase success rates of IVF further.

Genoma, which is based in Italy, offers a wide range of specialty diagnostics services with an emphasis on noninvasive prenatal testing, as well as oncology tests. 

At last week's ESHG annual meeting, three quality assessment providers discussed best practice guidelines and results from a pilot NIPT quality assessment scheme.

Since April 1, noninvasive prenatal testing, provided by three university genetic centers, is available to all pregnant women in the Netherlands for €175 as part of the TRIDENT-2 study.

The clinical genetics and genomics testing firm said the funding will help as it seeks to consolidate its presence in international markets.

GenePeeks will provide its Virtual Progeny Analytics approach, which includes scores that predict gene function and associated disease risk in hypothetical babies.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.