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MedGenome Concludes the First Indian Systematic Study on Non-invasive Prenatal Testing

Bengaluru, Apr 2 (UNI) MedGenome, a pioneer and market leader in genomics-based diagnostics and research,along with ten other research collaborators conducted India’s first systematic study on Non-invasive prenatal screening test (NIPT). The study was conducted to analise the performance of NIPT in Indian population at MedGenome’sCAP certified Bangalore Laboratory.
The main objective was to evaluate the performance of NIPT for trisomies 21,18,13, X & Y chromosome abnormalities and triplody in a cohort of pregnant women with intermediate to high risk on conventional screening. With a small blood sample taken from the mother’s arm, the NIPT screening test analyses cell free DNA of the fetus to detect chromosomal abnormalities. The screening test is safe and non-invasive. With a detection rate of over 99 per cent and a false positive rate of less than 0.03 per cent the screening test is highly accurate. In situations where NIPT has been implemented, a significant reduction of 50-70 per cent in invasive procedures has been observed.
In the study, NIPT screening was performed on 516 pregnancies, who had tested intermediate to high risk on conventional screening test (Double marker, Quadruple marker test) in the first and second trimester. The results were confirmed through invasive testing or clinical examination post birth. Over 98 per cent were reported low risk and 2 per cent tested high risk on NIPT for the conditions tested. The test showed that an abnormality detected by NIPT was much more likely to be actually present and therefore authenticating that NIPT test was much more likely to truly detect abnormalities as compared to conventional screening(Double Marker test, Quadruple marker test)
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MP CM gifts Vanadhikar Patras during Utsav

20 Sep 2020 | 3:00 AM

Bhopal, Sep 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan emphasised on Saturday that his dispensation has always ensured that the adivasi brethren neither suffer any loss nor is their self-respect compromised.
“Our ideology is to better the existence of indigent individuals standing on society’s lowest rung,” the veteran leader was officially quoted as saying while addressing the Vanadhikar Utsav during which he presented Vanadhikar Patras, released the Vanadhikar Pustika and interacted with beneficiaries.

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PSI, constable among 3 arrested in bribery case in Kolhapur

20 Sep 2020 | 2:00 AM

Kolhapur, Sep 19 (UNI) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday arrested three people, including a police sub-inspector and constable, for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000 from a complainant here.

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BJP activists in Nashik stage agitation on Maratha reservation issue

20 Sep 2020 | 1:22 AM

Nashik, Sep 19 (UNI) The activists of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday staged a 'self–torture' agitation in Sinnar tehsil of the district on the issue of reservation for the Maratha community.

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Bihar got a bonanza of Rs 1,600 crore in one week - Mayukh

20 Sep 2020 | 1:15 AM

Patna, Sept 19 ( UNI) Apparently assured of the NDA returning to power on the basis of the developmental work taken up by it in Bihar, Bhartiya Janta Party ( BJP ) National Spokesperson and MLC Sanjay Mayukh said on Saturday that the state registered immense development in just five years under the regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which it could not achieve during the past 70 years.

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Bihar - Three arrested with firearms in Patna

20 Sep 2020 | 1:06 AM

Patna, Sept 19 (UNI) Three people were arrested and several firearms were recovered from them under Jakkanpur police station area hereon Saturday.

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