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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.

The Bidens have convened a diverse board and staff with the goal of continuing efforts to accelerate research and development begun under the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

President Trump had previously asked Collins to remain NIH director on a temporary basis.

Entering a new chapter with a new leader, ACLA lends support to a draft bill that would regulate lab tests not as medical devices but as in vitro clinical tests.

In his budget plan for fiscal 2018, President Trump is seeking to trim nearly $6 billion from the NIH's budget.

President Trump had previously called for a $1.2 billion reduction in the NIH's budget for the remainder of the fiscal year.

The Ventana PD-L1 assay was approved as a complementary diagnostic for bladder cancer patients being considered for treatment with the immunotherapy Imfinzi. 

The omnibus spending bill, which has garnered bipartisan support, follows the White House's call to trim the NIH budget by $1.2 billion.

S.794 would require Medicare contractors to hold public meetings and disclose the rationale and evidence underlying an LCD at the start of the process.

The proposed cut comes on the heels of a budget proposal that would reduce the NIH's fiscal year 2018 budget by 20 percent.

The draft bill, based on a proposal developed by a coalition of Dx manufacturers and labs, would split oversight responsibilities across the FDA, CMS, and states. 

Enrolling more participants from groups underrepresented in biomedical research is a laudable goal, but the current administration's policies may make it hard to achieve.

In his report, President Trump called for a reduction in National Institutes of Health funding, along with a reorganization of the agency.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.