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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.
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.
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.
The court's ruling that Quest was acting as a licensed healthcare provider could affect the statute of limitations in the suit.
The court's determination is critical to deciding if Williams v Quest/Athena can advance or if it must be dismissed on statute of repose grounds.
Attendees at the recent AMP meeting grappled with issues brought to light in a lawsuit regarding the alleged negligent misclassification of a patient's genetic variant.
In Williams v Quest/Athena, a federal district court judge has asked the highest state court to clarify if a genetic testing lab is a licensed healthcare provider.
Judge Margaret Seymour held a hearing to better understand the facts of the case before deciding whether it should go forward.
Experts pointed out the lack of clarity in professional standards and regulations when it comes to dealing with genetic variation in patient care.
A high-profile, independent committee is considering the liability issues impacting labs as genetic testing increasingly becomes integrated into patient care.
Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.
A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.
In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.
According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.