By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – XDx today said that Highmark, a health insurer that covers around 4.8 million lives in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is now covering its AlloMap test for beneficiaries of the health plan.

The AlloMap test is a gene expression-based assay used to aid the monitoring of heart transplant rejection. The test measures the expression levels of 20 genes from a blood sample to provide a score that is used by clinicians to help evaluate the risk of transplant rejection.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.

Oct
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This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

Oct
25
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This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.