prenatal testing Echelon Diagnostics, Cradle Genomics Ink Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnostics Partnership The companies are working together to accelerate the development of Cradle's fetal cell isolation and analysis technology for noninvasive prenatal testing. Arcedi Biotech Introduces NIPT Analyzing DNA From Rare Fetal Cells in Maternal Blood Premium The company is positioning the blood-based test as an alternative to invasive chorionic villus sampling, the current standard in Denmark. Yourgene Health Gets CE Mark for Iona NIPT Test 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. Illumina Braces for Second Quarter Slowdown Due to COVID-19 Premium 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. US Appeals Court Overturns Roche Win in Illumina NIPT Suit 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. Feb 5, 2020 Medical Organizations Form Reproductive Genetics Technology Consortium Nov 8, 2019 Some Call for Expanded Payor Coverage of NIPS but Reluctance Remains Premium Oct 18, 2019 Selecting Human Embryos for Height, IQ Based on Polygenic Scores Won't Work Well, Study Suggests Sep 13, 2019 Natera Finds High Performance for Noninvasive Prenatal Test in All Age Groups Premium Apr 25, 2019 Impact Lab Group Acquires Toma Advanced Biomedical Assays Services Lab Apr 16, 2019 Thermo Fisher, NX Prenatal Partner on Pregnancy Outcome Assay Development Mar 29, 2019 Prenatal Testing Decision Making Tied to Women's Aversion to Risk, Ambiguity Feb 1, 2019 Prenatal Exome Sequencing Improves Genetic Diagnosis for Fetal Structural Anomalies Aug 14, 2018 Cell-Free DNA Screening, Invasive Testing Show Similar Miscarriage Rates, Study Suggests May 29, 2018 Myriad Genetics Adds Reproductive Tests With Counsyl Buy, Lessens Hereditary Cancer Competition Premium May 29, 2018 Myriad Genetics to Acquire Counsyl for $375M Mar 30, 2018 Prenatal Exomes Give Diagnosis For Skeletal Abnormalities Seen in Ultrasound Mar 13, 2018 Natera Q4 Revenues Grow 9 Percent as Firm Misses Analyst Expectations Mar 2, 2018 Mosaic Maternal Fragile Site Expansion Adds to List of Variants Causing False-Positive NIPT Results Jan 10, 2018 Position Statement Spells Out Fetal Diagnostic Sequencing Recommendations Nov 6, 2017 Counsyl Raises $80M Oct 16, 2017 CAP Launches Proficiency Testing Program for NIPT, Using Maternal Plasma Samples Premium Jul 14, 2017 New Study Bolsters View That Mosaic Embryos From IVF Can Develop Into Healthy Babies Premium Jul 12, 2017 Thermo Fisher Lends Premaitha Additional $5M Jul 7, 2017 Preimplantation Genetic Screening Has Transformed Practice of IVF Clinic, but Cost Remains Barrier Premium Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.