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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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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.