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The move is precipitated by CMS's decision to grant national coverage to NGS companion diagnostics when they're approved by the FDA.
The protocol could lead to greater regulatory harmonization in Europe, where every country has its own national legislation covering genetic testing.
The team performed anchored multiplex PCR-based next-generation sequencing on 26 genes linked to sarcomas, comparing the method to standard diagnostic tools.
The group described a five-tiered classification system for cancer-associated genomic alterations that they hope could be implemented globally.
Efforts are underway to standardize pharmacogenetic testing, but experts say more needs to be done to encourage broader acceptance of these recommendations.
The groups will conduct a study evaluating the benefits of targeted next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis and care of infants with genetic disorders.
The San Diego-based firm's diagnostic system uses spatial thermal cycling and a proprietary liquid metal bath for temperature control for five-minute multiplexed PCR assays.
A randomized clinical trial from France revealed similar miscarriage rates in women who had cell-free DNA screening for trisomy 21 prior to invasive testing.
The platform integrates whole exome and RNA sequencing for downstream RNA-based drug repurposing to treat patients with relapsed multiple myeloma.
Researchers used WGS to diagnose the patients when previous testing couldn't find an underlying genetic cause for their symptoms.
A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.
US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.
According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.
In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.