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Under the determination, which will become final following publication in Germany's Federal Gazette, Oncotype DX becomes the only multigene test nationally reimbursed in Germany for its target population early-stage breast cancer patients.

The Japan Times reports that Japan's public health insurance system will cover genetic testing for some cancer patients.

The diagnostic will now be a contracted service with Anthem Blue Cross of California and 10 of its affiliated health plans.

As of July 1, the Guardant360 test will be considered medically necessary for aiding therapy selection in advanced lung cancer for health plan members of EviCore.

NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong said that the company is seeking a fast-track FDA clearance predicated on Memorial Sloan Kettering's 468-gene panel.

Under a proposed decision, to be finalized in August and become effective in late 2020, NIPT would only be covered for women with particular fetal trisomy risks.

City of Hope and Texas Oncology are the first customers for Trapelo, a decision support platform from Innovation Insights that involves labs and payors.

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A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

While orders of its Liquid GPS are increasing, Soon-Shiong expressed frustration with the slow pace of reimbursement and urged investor patience.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports on the difficulties health insurers face with new gene and cell therapies.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.