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The decision was made after Geisinger researchers and clinicians presented the health plan with evidence of the clinical utility of exome sequencing.

The in-network contracts provide coverage for insured patients in Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire for both high- and average-risk pregnancies.

Exact Sciences' CEO recently discussed the added coverage on a call with analysts to discuss Exact's Q4 earnings.

The company said the agreement will make its cancer diagnostics and genomic tests available to more than 2.6 million people.

NantHealth is also planning to launch a 20,000-patient multi-arm, multi-drug trial based on profiling patients' tumors with its GPS Cancer test.

The coverage is for Paradigm's PCDx test, and will extend to all patients insured by UnitedHealthcare throughout the United States.

Under the agreement, members of the health plan will have covered access to Biocept's growing menu of circulating tumor cell and circulating tumor DNA tests.

The year in personalized medicine started at the White House and ended with a congressional hearing, capturing the enthusiasm and barriers in the field.

Under a national agreement, UnitedHealthcare will cover the FoundationOne genomic profiling assay in patients with metastatic stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

The ob-gyn groups issued a statement warning that insurers' prior authorization requirements will hinder patients' access to much needed care.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.