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.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.