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  • Iran's lawmakers pass bill to boost nuclear activity in wake of physicist murder-spokesman
  • Massacre in Nigeria leaves at least 110 civilians dead
  • Recount of votes in US' Wisconsin state confirms Biden's over Trump
  • We are winning war against COVID-19: MP CM
  • Two of family die in road accident in Kolhapur
  • Police raid house and clinic of Maradona's doctor
  • Fishing boat with 12 fishermen stuck in Arabian Sea
  • Clashes with Afghan security forces leaves 30 Taliban militants dead, 17 injured
  • Death toll from car bomb attack in Afghanistan's Ghazni rises to 31
  • Iran's president issues decree to prevent attacks similar to nuclear scientist's killing
  • CRPF Jawan cremated in Nashik
  • UK's Raab says post-Brexit talks with EU nearing conclusion within 'week or so'
  • Turkey records another biggest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths since outbreak
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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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We are winning war against COVID-19: MP CM

30 Nov 2020 | 3:38 AM

Bhopal, Nov 29 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed satisfaction on Sunday over the rate of novel coronavirus infection declining in the state owing to ceaseless endeavours.
“Earlier; approximately 1,800 fresh cases were being reported daily but that figure has declined to the vicinity of 1,500. However, greater alertness is imperative vis-à-vis Indore and Bhopal districts where containment zones have been demarcated,” the senior politician was officially quoted as saying during a review meeting.

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Two of family die in road accident in Kolhapur

30 Nov 2020 | 2:50 AM

Kolhapur, Nov 29 (UNI) Two members of a family, including a woman and her son, were killed on the spot after a State Transport bus collided head-on with their motorcyle at Sarvade village in Radhanagari tehsil of the district on Sunday.

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Fishing boat with 12 fishermen stuck in Arabian Sea

30 Nov 2020 | 1:46 AM

Palghar, Nov 29 (UNI) A fishing boat with 12 fishermen on board from Vasai is stuck in the middle of Arabian Sea for last four days due to engine failure, officials from the district administration said on Sunday.

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CRPF Jawan cremated in Nashik

30 Nov 2020 | 12:47 AM

Nashik, Nov 29 (UNI) The mortal remains of Assistant Commandant Nitin Bhalerao of CoBRA 206 battalion of CRPF killed on Saturday night in Sukma district of Chhattisgarth was cremated with full military honours at Amardham in Nashik this evening

Bhalerao's body was brought to his residence 'Shriji Shrishti' in Rajivnagar after landing at Ojhar Airport from Raipur. His funeral procession was taken out from the chariot decorated with flowers after the funeral procession of the mourners and the people present. His brother was cremated at Amardham in Nashik today evening.

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4 babies die on single night at govt hosp

30 Nov 2020 | 12:23 AM

Shahdol, MP, Nov 29 (UNI) The District infirmary administration has gone into a tizzy after four infants died at the Special New-born Care Unit on the intervening night of November 26-27.
Civil Surgeon VS Bariya attributed one of the fatalities to pneumonia but denied any negligence on part of the hospital staff.

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