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According to ASHG, the final rules, issued this week, will significantly weaken patient privacy protections under ADA and GINA.

Williams is within the time frame in which she can sue, her lawyers maintain, since she didn't know about the lab's "mistake" until last year.

Only 5 percent of respondents said they got tested through a consumer genomics firm, but the future market could be worth as much as $7 billion, analysts at UBS estimated.

Collins did not weigh in on the debate over mandatory versus discretionary budgets, but said that a reduction in NIH funding would be devastating.

The Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act would ensure that federally funded researchers can't reveal genetic data that can identify study participants.

Since CMS has yet to issue a final rule, legislators are worried that the agency will "improperly rush" implementation to meet the Jan.1, 2017 deadline.

The suggested funding is part of Trudeau's proposed 2016 federal budget, which also includes additional financial support for agricultural genomics research.

Since the PMI will take some time and more funds to implement, experts believe legislation is needed to ensure the project has continued support.

FASEB urged Congress to provide the NIH and NSF with increased budgets, citing the importance of biomedical research to human health and the US economy.

Dozens of government agencies, academic institutions, and a various public and private sector organizations have now committed to driving the initiative forward.

Bill 1392 enumerates various requirements labs would have to follow to provide DTC genetic testing, but doesn't mandate FDA approval or clearance of tests.  

The White House said the money would fund a range of biomedical initiatives including ones in precision medicine, cancer treatment and diagnosis, and brain research.

NextGxDx estimates more than 60,000 genetic test products would come under FDA oversight, which, if accurate, industry players fear would overburden test developers.

In his upcoming budget proposal, President Obama intends to ask for $755 million in fiscal 2017 funding to support cancer research programs at the NIH and FDA.

Although there are many objections to EEOC proposed changes, some in the business community want more liberal regulations around wellness program inducements.

The Senate Health Committee will address separate bills covering different aspects of the 21st Century Cures Act at three meetings, beginning next month.

The firm signed a memorandum of understanding with the agency and is expected to detail the terms of the cooperation in a subsequent collaborative agreement.

Only about 5 to 6 percent of women in China, mostly in urban areas, currently obtain NIPT, but their number is expected to increase quickly in coming years.

Unveiled by Congressional leaders early last week, the budget agreement provides the NIH with $2 billion in additional funding in fiscal 2016.

The statement includes recommendations for labs offering these tests to help ensure transparency on their limitations, appropriate consent, and counseling.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.