GINA Lawsuit Claims Genetic Testing Company Ancestry Violated Illinois Privacy Act A class-action lawsuit alleges that Ancestry violated the Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act when the firm was acquired by Blackstone last year. Reluctance to Learn Genetic Risk for Cancer Grows With Affordable Care Act Repeal Fears Premium Genetic counselors and patient advocates say more people are refusing genetic testing because they're uncertain of how it will impact their insurance. Employee Wellness Bill Could Stifle Genetics Research in Age of Big-Data Studies Premium Any short-term gains the bill may have on encouraging healthier lifestyles wouldn’t be worth the crippling effects it could have on the genomics field, leaders in the space said. GINA Supporters Concerned House Bill Undermines Genetic Non-Discrimination Law Some 50 groups have signed a letter expressing strong opposition to a bill that would allow workplace wellness programs to collect employees' genetic information. Anti-Discrimination Law Clarifications Benefit Employers, May Confuse Public, Say Critics Premium EEOC final rules provide employers clarity on wellness programs, but they may confuse the public about genetic privacy and anti-discrimination laws, some groups said. May 17, 2016 Genetic Privacy Protection Weakened by Recently Revised EEOC Regulations, ASHG Says Apr 7, 2016 Warren, Enzi Bill Seeks to Tighten Protections for Genetic Information in Research Premium Jan 26, 2016 EEOC-Proposed Rule Raises Concerns it Will Weaken Genetic Anti-Discrimination Protections Premium Jan 28, 2015 NEJM Article Assesses Effects of GINA on Genetic Discrimination Aug 22, 2012 Beyond GINA, States Build Patchwork of Protections Aug 24, 2011 California Senate Passes Genetic Discrimination Bill; Governor's Signature Pending Premium Apr 20, 2011 Navigenics Offering Genome Testing Services Through Insurer Highmark Blue Shield Premium Mar 9, 2011 Vermont, California Follow Massachusetts in Introducing Genetic Data Protection Bills Premium Jan 12, 2011 Survey Shows Declining Public Interest in PGx, Poor Grasp of Genomics Issues Premium Jan 10, 2011 Post-GINA, Consumers Still Worry about Genetic Privacy Nov 11, 2010 Final GINA Rules to Take Effect Soon Mar 31, 2010 GINA's Family History Restrictions Undercut Insurer Risk Models, Humana Official Says Premium Dec 9, 2009 In Comments to GINA Rule, GPPC Tries to Clarify Debate Around 'Underwriting' for Wellness Programs Premium Dec 2, 2009 DMAA Requests Moratorium on GINA's 'Underwriting' Restrictions; Personalized Rx Advocates Object Premium Breaking News 23andMe Fiscal Q4 Revenues Increase 14 Percent Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio, SkylineDx Ancient Genome Sequence Provides Look at Ancestry for Individual Who Perished at Pompeii Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes Improve With Diverse Gut Microbes, Immune Cells CorePath Laboratories, Cizzle Biotechnology Partner on Lung Cancer Blood Test Becton Dickinson Gets CE-IVD Mark for High-Throughput COVID/Flu PCR Test The Scan Billion-Dollar Diversity Initiative The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is now accepting applications for its new $1.5 billion initiative to boost the diversity of the scientific workforce. Biotech Co-Founder Arrested A co-founder of a Los Angeles-based biotech company has been arrested in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme, according to Endpoint News. Return of the Tasmanian Tiger The Washington Post reports that a team in Australia is working to bring the thylacine back from extinction. Nature Papers on Genome of Individual From Pompeii, CircRNA Study Best Practices, More In Nature this week: first sequenced genome of a person from Pompeii, best practice guidelines for circRNA studies, and more.