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The test has been developed to run on Illumina's NextSeq 550Dx next-generation sequencing platform and will be prepared for commercial launch in Europe.

The genomics firm is expecting major revenue decreases in every geographic region but sees signs of hope that business can pick up again later in the year.

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sent the case, which had been thrown out in December 2018, back to the trial court.

The consortium will help professional organizations develop practice guidelines and facilitate discussion on the appropriate use of reproductive genetic testing. 

A preliminary analysis lends some support to covering NIPS for pregnancies beyond high-risk, and some payors have expanded coverage.  

 

According to simulations and a study of large families presented at ASHG this week, current polygenic scores cannot accurately predict complex human traits.

The company published a quality assurance study for the Panorama test last month and is wrapping up the SMART study, which has enrolled 20,000 women.

For Everyone

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

The acquisition will allow the firms to provide annotated biospecimens, as well as sequencing, bioinformatics, and lab services to hospitals and clinicians.

The companies will combine their respective technologies to develop mass spectrometry-based proteomics assays for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.