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At HudsonAlpha's Genomic Medicine Conference University of North Carolina's Anya Prince discussed insurance coverage of genetic tests and preventive care.

MDxHealth said the positive medical policy decision adds to growing recognition of the ConfirmMDx test's value for improving patient outcomes.

While undergoing parallel review for its FoundationOne test by the FDA and CMS, the firm will continue to work with its local MACs on reimbursement.

The insurer will cover Metamark's urology specialized diagnostics throughout the state.

The blood-based test will be covered by one of the largest health plans in the state of Michigan.

The deal is the latest coverage and reimbursement success for the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based urology diagnostics firm.

The colon cancer screening test is now covered in-network by the insurance company in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

The insurer is the latest to provide coverage for NanoString's gene expression-based breast cancer recurrence risk test.

Natera said that a greater proportion of NIPTs for average-risk pregnancies are being reimbursed, while reimbursement for microdeletion testing is declining. 

Bank of America, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Sanford Health said they would cover NantHealth's GPS Cancer test for some cancers. 

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.