NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday published a draft local coverage determination (LCD) for GenomeDx's Decipher genomic test for men who have undergone a radical prostatectomy.

The determination relates to Medicare coverage for the test. A 45-day comment period will begin on Nov. 10 and the final LCD will be posted within 45 days after comments are received and any revisions to the proposal are made. Medicare administrator Palmetto GBA issued the draft LCD for Decipher through the MolDX Program.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.