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A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

 

The LCD will provide coverage for the Decipher Prostate Biopsy genomic test for men with both favorable and unfavorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer. 

The company expects to launch Signatera for clinical use in colorectal cancer next year and has started to recruit a sales team for the assay.

The GenomeWeb index underperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.

Recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors, posted Nov. 1, 2019.

The test, TruGraf, assesses differentially expressed genes in blood to rule out subclinical kidney transplant rejection in patients with stable renal function.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

The company reported $10.7 million in total revenues for the quarter and said test report volume for its DecisionDx-Melanoma test grew 27 percent.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto for the week of 8/22/2019.

The Medicare contractor has proposed to cover the non-invasive test for certain kidney and heart transplant patients.

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Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.