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A number of consumer genetic testing companies are adopting best practice guidelines for customer privacy, the Washington Post reports.

A panel led by the FH Foundation recommends routine genetic testing for those with very high LDL cholesterol and a family history of high cholesterol or early heart attack.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

The updated recommendations discuss testing for DNA repair gene mutations, MSI-H, and dMMR, as well as germline testing and counseling.

The guidelines are the first to attempt to specify which drugs are appropriate to test for routinely, guideline authors say.

With only one test FDA-approved for primary hrHPV screening, groups express concern about feasibility of moving away from co-testing

The changes include recommendations for first line immunotherapy in patients with high PD-L1 expression, and clarification on use of targeted therapies.

Agendia said that the guidelines reflect MammaPrint's rank as the only multigene test to receive level 1A status, based on prospective, randomized data from the MINDACT clinical trial.

Call for Guidance

Harvard researchers call for a discussion and development of guidelines for 'embryoid' research, NPR reports.

The German Association of Gynecological Oncology included the breast cancer diagnostic in its annual update for cancer clinicians.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.