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The federal government said GenomeDx billed Medicare for its Decipher Biopsy prostate cancer genome classifier on behalf of patients who didn't need the test.

Two investors are alleging Illumina committed fraud through artificial inflation of stock price in connection with its Q3 2016 earnings.

A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission charged Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of Theranos, with fraud.

The deal ends an investigation by the SEC into certain accounting practices by Alere's foreign subsidiaries. The company also consented to a cease-and-desist order. 

Federal investigators have searched the offices of Proove Biosciences, Stat News reports.

With data analytics and more specific billing codes, the government has improved its ability to identify medically unnecessary genetic testing and other fraudulent activity.

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A major funding agency in China is cracking down on peer-review scams, ScienceInsider reports.

Experts believe that data in the single-molecule sequencing study published two years ago in Nature Nanotechnology was computer-generated.

The preliminary approval is the penultimate step to bringing to a close a class action lawsuit accusing Celera of making false and misleading statements about its finances.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.