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News on noninvasive prenatal testing, carrier screening, and preimplantation genetic screening.

The new assay is part of the company's prenatal and women's health offerings, but it is also developing a preeclampsia test and technology for gastrointestinal testing.

To help fund the acquisition, Yourgene Health is planning to sell at least £10.0 million in newly issued shares to institutional investors.

The Austin, Texas-based company offers more than 30 tests, including those for food sensitivity, fertility and women's hormones, sexually transmitted diseases, and thyroid.

The companies will combine their respective technologies to develop mass spectrometry-based proteomics assays for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Yikon's test uses next-generation sequencing to screen embryos for chromosomal aneuploidy prior to implantation and does not require a biopsy.