The government payor proposed rates that would reduce payment by $670 million, though CMS previously estimated a $390 million cut in 2018.
The PHG Foundation's report calls for raising clinician awareness about ctDNA testing technology in order to improve patient access to targeted therapies.
The company acquired GnuBio, which was developing a droplet-based sequencing platform, in 2014 for $39.7 million in cash and $10 million in contingent payments.
Publishing house Hearst is pushing into precision medicine with a $75 million investment in M2Gen, the informatics subsidiary of Moffitt Cancer Center.
In an increasingly diverse field of sequencing assays, Genentech researchers believe they have achieved notable sensitivity, with high multiplexing capability and relatively low cost.
Lexogen has commercialized the method, which involves labeling newly synthesized RNA, and said it would have applications in drug discovery pipelines.
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk said the pricing, which was much higher than expected, will help push CareDx toward profitability.
Researchers have increased their estimate of the heritability of ASD to 83 percent based on a reanalysis of their prior study of Swedish families.
An international team of researchers sequenced Dioscorea rotundata and uncovered a genomic region that appears to govern whether a plant is male or female.
Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.
In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.
The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.
Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.
This white paper describes a benchmarking study of 30 whole-exome sequencing cases in which Diploid's Moon software outperformed another variant interpretation algorithm in ranking causal variants.