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The recommendations were developed by a working group of the AMP Clinical Practice Committee that included representatives from ACMG, ASCO, and CAP.

The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium hopes that the terms will be widely adopted by labs and help advance adoption of PGx test results across systems. 

However, the task force stopped short of recommending the use of Cologuard or other molecular assays over a variety of well-established non-molecular testing methods.

The recommendations resulted from two meetings that brought together physicians, lab workers, researchers, genetic counselors, and patient families from the US and Canada.

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Despite the development of guidelines, researchers still don't always report the age and sex of the lab mice used in their studies.

The network said MDxHealth's ConfirmMDx should be used to screen men at higher risk for prostate cancer despite a negative biopsy. 

The new rule is aimed at women with early-stage invasive breast cancer and known hormone and HER2 receptor status.

The three organizations are inviting comment from health professionals on the recommendations.

Researchers are hoping the 100,000-patient WISDOM study will lead to genetically informed breast cancer screening based on a woman's unique risk factors.

In draft recommendations, the guidelines body included the stool-based DNA test as an alternative screen strategy for colorectal cancer, a move the company did not expect.

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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.