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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Natera and Unilabs have struck an agreement under which Unilabs will distribute Natera's non-invasive prenatal screening test, Panorama, in Switzerland and Scandinavia, the companies said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Silicon Valley Biosystems today said that its in silico diagnostics laboratory has received CLIA certification from the California Department of Public Health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Genome Institute of Singapore and QuantuMDx today announced a collaboration to develop point-of-care diagnostic tests specifically for the Asian population.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Manchester today launched a new center for clinical genomics that will develop genetic tests and companion diagnostics and use them along with sequencing tools in the treatment of patients through the UK National Health Service.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics said during its analyst and investor day today that it will launch a new multi-hereditary cancer panel, called myRisk Hereditary Cancer, by the end of this year that will replace its existing BRACAnalysis and other hereditary cancer tests by the summer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Foundation Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center today said they are partnering to co-develop a molecular diagnostic tool to match patients who have hematologic cancers with the most appropriate targeted therapies or clinical trials.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics will adopt RainDance Technologies' microdroplet PCR-based target enrichment technology for use in a next-generation sequencing-based hereditary cancer panel test that Myriad is currently developing, the companies said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina and Kindstar Global, a Chinese diagnostic testing service provider, have signed a strategic collaboration to introduce molecular assays based on Illumina products in Kindstar's laboratories, the companies said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI Health and partners in Turkey have inked a memorandum of understanding to bring genetic testing technologies, including non-invasive fetal trisomy testing, to that country, BGI Health announced this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer Genetics priced its initial public offering at $10 per share today, expecting to raise gross proceeds of $6 million.

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Nature News examines how science in the UK may fare as Boris Johnson, the next prime minister, pursues Brexit.

CNN reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the US has expanded its DNA testing to seven sites along the southern border.

In PNAS this week: role for exosomes in neuronal circuit development, tuberculosis pathogen enzymes, and more.

Undoing Obamacare protections could affect people's willingness to undergo genetic testing, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher and the University of Iowa College of Law's Anya Prince write at BuzzFeed News.