Several commercial NIPT providers in the US said they are planning to participate in the new program.
The Pinnacle assay for gene fusions and gene expression in tumor samples is the first in Cofactor's new line of clinical RNA-sequencing assays.
The lab was opened earlier this year as the company's central genomics lab in North America, offering various genomic services such as DNA sequencing.
The molecular diagnostics arm of Patrick Soon-Shiong's healthcare empire performs sequencing and proteomic analysis for the GPS Cancer test.
The Strand Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine lab is now accredited in India to perform three of Strand's most popular tests.
It is also the first such lab in China to be licensed by the State of California, allowing it to process samples from the state.
The contract research organization's Atlanta-based facility has received the imprimatur for its oncology testing services.
The firm develops next-generation sequencing-based tumor profiling tests and last year launched a tumor profiling consortium in Canada.
The firm said that theUSfederal government recognizes the CAP accreditation program as being equal to or more stringent than its own inspection program.
It said the Hong Kong lab is the first in China to receive CAP accreditation.
Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.
Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.
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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.