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According to ASHG, the final rules, issued this week, will significantly weaken patient privacy protections under ADA and GINA.

The companies are working together to help insurers reduce wasteful spending and spur use of medically necessary tests. 

Patronus will use BaseHealth's platform to provide health assessments based on patients' genomics, medical histories, and environmental risk factors.

A medical genetics practice's lawsuit against a government insurance administrator points to continued uncertainty about reimbursement for NGS testing in Germany.

Recent cost analyses funded by Ariosa and Natera found that NIPT could replace conventional screening in the US and be cost-neutral if provided at certain prices.

OKP will pay for testing if standard first trimester screening indicates a risk higher than 1:1000 for trisomies 21, 18, or 13.

The collaborators will explore how InterSystems' HealthShare health informatics platform can support genomic and clinical data integration and analysis

BioEnterprise's Midwest Health Care Venture Investment Report showed a total 47 companies raising a combined $155.6 million during the first quarter of 2009, compared with 14 companies winning $133.5 million in the year-ago period.

The University Funds, which operates under a "venture-development" model, has a $50 million investment fund and is reviewing research and intellectual property from UA and six other partner institutions with the goal of forming 10 companies.

As the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission prepares its discrimination policy, it has collected comments from stakeholders regarding genetic information, incidental errors, and protection for employers and employees.

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The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.

Four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to keep Francis Collins as NIH director, Stat News reports.

In Genome Research this week: Platinum variant catalog, algorithmic strategy for upgrading fragmented assemblies, and more.

Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.