Williams v Quest/Athena Quest Diagnostics Win in Wrongful Death Case Reveals Ongoing Challenges for Variant Classification Williams v Quest/Athena struck a nerve with the genetic testing community by probing what the standard of care is and ought to be for variant classification. Quest Files Motion for Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Following a lengthy discovery period, the lab is asking a South Carolina federal district court to find in its favor and decide that its negligence did not result in the death of Williams' son. Quest Diagnostics Wrongful Death Lawsuit Ordered to Move to Discovery The development is a positive for plaintiff Amy Williams, who has said she hopes her lawsuit will spur greater accountability and transparency among genetic testing labs. In Williams v Quest, State Supreme Court Leaves Room for Plaintiff to Argue Ordinary Negligence Though the South Carolina Supreme Court said Quest was a healthcare provider, Williams can try to keep her case alive by arguing she's alleging ordinary negligence. South Carolina Supreme Court Decision Deals Blow to Plaintiff in Quest Wrongful Death Suit The court's ruling that Quest was acting as a licensed healthcare provider could affect the statute of limitations in the suit. Feb 16, 2018 South Carolina Supreme Court Mulls Whether Quest is Healthcare Provider in Wrongful Death Suit Nov 27, 2017 Labs Confront Legal Risks Posed by Genetic Variant Classification, Reporting Premium Apr 4, 2017 Wrongful Death Suit Awaits Input From South Carolina Supreme Court Jan 6, 2017 In Quest/Athena Wrongful Death Suit, District Court Judge Holds Hearing on Motion to Dismiss Oct 24, 2016 NAS Committee Input on Genetic Variant Data Sharing Could Make it Standard Practice, Experts Say Oct 24, 2016 National Academies Committee Considering Liability Issues for Labs Grappling With Genetic Variation Aug 15, 2016 Quest, Athena Reply to Plaintiffs in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Jul 26, 2016 Plaintiffs Counter Quest/Athena Motion to Dismiss Wrongful Death Lawsuit With New Affidavit Jun 27, 2016 Quest, Athena File Another Motion to Dismiss Amended Wrongful Death Complaint May 16, 2016 Plaintiffs Argue Against Quest, Athena's Motion to Dismiss Negligence Case Apr 5, 2016 Quest, Athena File Motion to Dismiss Negligence Suit Apr 1, 2016 Quest, Athena Make Moves in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Mar 14, 2016 Mother's Negligence Suit Against Quest's Athena Could Broadly Impact Genetic Testing Labs Breaking News Ancient DNA Analysis Highlights Three Ancestral Populations in Japan FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Thermo Fisher Scientific Expects 12 Percent Revenue Growth in 2022 In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Danaher, Co-Diagnostics, and More The Scan For Those Thick Tiger Stripes Tigers in India with thick stripes harbor a genetic change, as Gizmodo reports. High GABA Tomatoes The Japan News reports that genome-edited tomatoes with higher GABA levels are now for sale in Japan. Approach for Inclusivity and Diversity A National Human Genome Research Institute team calls for the field to "adopt diversity as an ethos." Science Papers on Tumors Immune System Evasion; Drivers of Genomic Instability, Inflammation In Science this week: study of how tumors evade the adaptive immune system, and more.