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The spending deal comes amid efforts by lawmakers to avoid another government shutdown, and includes lifting the national debt limit through March 1, 2019.

The registry from the American Society for Clinical Pathology aims to eventually collect metrics on how lab services impact patient outcomes.

As gene drive research is being proposed to find a solution to infectious disease outbreaks, some organizations say we must lay an ethical groundwork for its use.

NIH officials have reopened public comments through Dec. 12 on a plan to ease access to certain categories of genomic summary results.

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.

A lawyer and a scientist say the best result in the CRISPR patent fight would be narrow patents that prevent anyone from controlling downstream innovation.

The wide-ranging discussion with witnesses from Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and Editas Medicine touched on recent advances in research and questions of safety.

According to survey results presented at ASHG, most genetics experts support somatic and germline gene editing, though few favor trait enhancement.

With only one test FDA-approved for primary hrHPV screening, groups express concern about feasibility of moving away from co-testing

Smaller labs, hospital outreach labs, and labs servicing high numbers of elderly are thought to face the highest risks.

The biggest losers following the release of the preliminary PAMA rates may be Quest and LabCorp, analysts said today. 

Genetic counselors and patient advocates say more people are refusing genetic testing because they're uncertain of how it will impact their insurance.

The PHG Foundation's report calls for raising clinician awareness about ctDNA testing technology in order to improve patient access to targeted therapies.

The NIH is soliciting public comments on a planned update to its Genomic Data Sharing Policy that guides data management of genomic summary results.

The group is proposing women ages 30 to 65 be screened with cervical cytology every three years or receive testing for high-risk HPV every five years.

The bill, which was approved by a Senate subcommittee yesterday, would increase the National Institutes of Health's fiscal 2018 budget to $36.1 billion.

The bill would increase the NIH's fiscal 2018 budget to $36.1 billion — $2 billion more than the agency was allocated in the prior fiscal year.

The law broadens the ability of law enforcement agencies to use rapid DNA sequencing technology and upload resulting data into a federal database.

Areas of concern are the recruitment of talented scientists, as well as retaining access to EU funding, European research collaborations, and clinical trials.

The increase includes greater spending on Alzheimer's disease research, precision medicine, and cancer research initiatives.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.