NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Due to the growth and advancement of genetic testing, greater coordination between federal agencies and enhanced partnership between private industry and the government is needed to avoid the potential harm such tests could cause and to clarify federal regulations for test-makers, a government committee said in a draft report this week.

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Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

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