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The bipartisan bill is backed by more than 250 organizations, but ACMG remains opposed, arguing that ordering tests is part of the practice of medicine.

The president's latest budget request marks the fourth time he has sought to reduce funding to the National Institutes of Health.

The European Patent Office appeals board upheld the decision made by the EPO after its initial review in 2018.

The deal provides whole-genome sequencing for patients with rare diseases or cancer and could make sequencing part of the standard of care for NHS England.

Data privacy has been an issue in genomics for some time, but new regulations and improved technology could force proteomics to confront it, as well.

The legislation is intended to allow states to conduct whole-genome sequencing on children on Medicaid who have a disease with a suspected genetic cause.

The budget for fiscal year 2020 includes increases for each of the NIH's institutes and centers, as well as the FDA and the NSF.

Palmetto has expanded the local coverage determination for the Guardant360 liquid biopsy assay to be used with the majority of advanced solid tumors.

The House bill also includes funding increases for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration.

Athena and its supporters have asked the Supreme Court to clarify patent eligibility, but Mayo recently countered that this is a job for legislators.

The UK Competition and Markets Authority said blocking the deal could prevent a "substantial lessening of competition" in the NGS market.

The nonpartisan federal agency's report suggests ways for Congress, the FDA, FTC, and CMS to expand oversight of the genetic testing market.

The bill would provide additional funding to each NIH institute and center, and would follow a 5.4 percent budget increase received in fiscal 2019.

The group notes the importance of lab CLIA certification, clear test reports, and clinical validity support for test claims in the literature, guidelines, and FDA labels.

The researchers will evaluate recent developments in human genome editing as well as responses from the public and scientific communities.

The NAM, NAS, and Royal Society have formed a commission to develop a framework on the proper use of genome editing, and convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, this week.

The bipartisan bill aims to provide federal support to children who are ill from an unknown cause and could gain insights into diagnosis or treatment approaches via WGS.

Senators said they'll narrow the draft bill containing changes to US patent law before submitting it to the Senate Judiciary Committee in July.

H.R. 3235, a long time priority for the National Society of Genetic Counselors, would allow CMS to reimburse genetic counselors for counseling Medicare beneficiaries.

Two senators have asked a government watchdog to see if CMS made payments to US providers who have partnered with firms including WuXi NextCode and BGI.

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New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.

According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.

The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.

In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.