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In developing the recommendations, the expert panel attempted to keep up with the fast-moving advances in oncology.

With these five recommendations, ACMG is hoping to spur evidence-based and cost-effective genetic testing.

The Chinese guideline recommends the use of the Septin-9 DNA methylation assay as the standard of care for early colorectal cancer screening.

The draft document, which includes recommendations on which molecular tests labs should perform, on what samples, and with what analytical specifications, is available for comment until April 22.

The workgroup has created standard categories for variant classification and has outlined a process for mitigating classification disagreements among labs.

While ACMG recommends the review of variants in 56 genes for anyone undergoing large-scale genomic testing, the AMP report points out that doing so requires a significant effort on the part of laboratories.

The scientific organizations are revisiting the topic of molecular testing for lung cancer patients just a year and a half after releasing the initial guidelines. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― In the first update since 2007, the US Preventative Services Task Force recently provided new guidelines to clinicians for chlamydia and gonorrhea screening.


According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.