NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CombiMatrix today announced that Blue Shield of California has agreed to provide coverage for its diagnostic laboratory services.

The insurer is the third largest in California with more than 3 million members, according to CombiMatrix and combined with the Irvine, Calif.-based firm's existing Multiplan contract, more than 60 million covered lives now have access to CombiMatrix's services, it said.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

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21
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This webinar will provide a detailed look at how a genomics lab implemented next-generation sequencing (NGS) liquid biopsy assays into its in-house clinical research program.