The so-called ACT sheets are one pagers that guide doctors on what to do after receiving a genetic test results for a patient.
The evidence-based guidelines for testing individuals at risk of latent or active TB infection include recommendations on interferon-gamma release and molecular assays.
The new guidance could benefit Hologic and Roche, both of which market molecular blood screening tests authorized by the FDA under an investigational new drug study protocol.
However, the task force stopped short of recommending the use of Cologuard or other molecular assays over a variety of well-established non-molecular testing methods.
The recommendations resulted from two meetings that brought together physicians, lab workers, researchers, genetic counselors, and patient families from the US and Canada.
The recommendation calls for NIPT to be initially offered to women deemed at high risk for trisomy 21, 13, or 18 after the initial screening test.
Based on the recommendations of an expert working group, NIH hopes to begin enrolling the national research cohort of a million volunteers next year.
The recommendations address incidental findings from next-generation sequencing tests, physician education, as well as test regulation and reimbursement.
The evidence-based "Choosing Wisely" suggestions are meant to facilitate conversation between doctors and patients about unnecessary and wasteful interventions.
The independent panel called for steps to address shortcomings in research and gaps in knowledge about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.
In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.
An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.
In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.
In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.