Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

With recent challenges to the US Affordable Care Act, NPR looks into whether there are any ramifications for genetic privacy.

Genetic counselors and patient advocates say more people are refusing genetic testing because they're uncertain of how it will impact their insurance.

Any short-term gains the bill may have on encouraging healthier lifestyles wouldn’t be worth the crippling effects it could have on the genomics field, leaders in the space said.

Researchers at the AACR meeting discussed how the law's provisions have affected research into and prevention of cancer, and debated ideas on how to share data.

The grants, awarded through the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, were disclosed last week by the IRS.

The IRS and HHS have worked together to provide $1 billion in grants and tax credits to biomedical companies that can lead to new therapeutics and molecular diagnostics.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.