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 Biocartis Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Sepsis Assay DNA Script Receives CE Mark for Syntax Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Platform Exact Sciences, Pfizer End Cologuard Copromotion Agreement Genetron Health Q3 Revenues up 36 Percent, Firm Announces AstraZeneca MRD Partnership BioMark Diagnostics, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Others Partner in Lung Cancer Screening Project Akoya Receives CLIA Certification for Biopharma Solutions Laboratory The Scan Looking for Omicron NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant. Holmes Alleges Abuse The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her. Bit More Diverse, But More to Do While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report. PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.