NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genentech last week filed a Citizen Petition with the US Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to take on greater oversight of diagnostic tests that are intended to guide therapeutic decisions and to regulate all laboratory-developed tests.
 

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At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.