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2014-09-22 08:27:50

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sequenom Laboratories, presented patient clinical data substantiating the performance of its MaterniT21(® )PLUS noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) in the laboratory. An ad hoc analysis of 185,000 samples from patients at high-risk for fetal chromosome aneuploidy demonstrated stable positivity rates...

2014-07-21 12:25:41

Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight of the US Senate Committee on Finance Will Convene a Congressional Hearing on NDSS' Top Legislative Priority, #PasstheABLEact, and NDSS Board Member Sara Wolff Set to Testify WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sara Wolff, a board member and self-advocate from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), will testify before the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight of the US Senate Committee on Finance on the Achieving a Better Life...

2014-06-30 23:19:28

How To Prevent Birth Defects And Down Syndrome During Pregnancy, a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers healthy diet plans, simple exercises for pregnant women, and useful tips for preventing birth defects and Down syndrome. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 How To Prevent Birth Defects And Down Syndrome During Pregnancy, a new report on the site Vkool.com shows a wide range of useful tips for preventing birth defects and down syndrome such as:     Take a...

2014-06-15 23:00:59

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "US Prenatal Testing Market Report: 2012 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 15, 2014 This report provides a comprehensive overview of the US prenatal testing market covering the market opportunity for the T21 tests. The prenatal testing realm is getting intensely competitive with numerous corporations claiming the reins of the same. The leading industry players include PerkinElmer, Hologic and Sequenom among other...

2014-06-12 08:30:01

DUBLIN, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j73xhs/prenatal_and) has announced the addition of the "Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Prenatal testing and diagnosis have enabled the detection of certain genetic abnormalities in as early as 8 to 10 weeks of gestation...

2014-06-03 23:08:01

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/noninvasive-prenatal-diagnostics-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market...

2014-05-27 12:32:06

LONDON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market (MaterniT21 PLUS, verifi, Harmony, Panorama, NIFTY, PrenaTest and BambniTest) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 -...

2014-05-05 12:29:37

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. today announced that it has received conditional approval from the New York State Department of Health to offer its Harmony(TM) non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) in all pregnant women, regardless of age or risk. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130225/SF62999LOGO "We are enthusiastic that all women in New York State, regardless of age or risk, will now have access to Harmony. This approval supports our...

2014-04-22 23:01:58

Researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have shown that children with Down syndrome have significantly better in-hospital survival rates after surgeries for congenital heart disease (CHD) than their genetically typical peers. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have shown that children with Down syndrome have significantly better in-hospital survival rates after surgeries for congenital heart disease (CHD) than their genetically...

2014-04-21 13:46:28

Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during childhood, they haven't been able to explain why. Now, a team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has uncovered a connection between the two conditions. In a study posted online today by the journal Nature Genetics, the researchers track the genetic chain of events that links a chromosomal abnormality in Down syndrome to the cellular havoc...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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