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Good Start Signs Coverage Agreement with Tufts Health for NGS Carrier Screening Test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Good Start Genetics said today that it has signed a coverage agreement with Tufts Health Plan for its GoodStart Select sequencing-based carrier screening test.

The agreement covers Good Start's menu of tests to screen for 23 disorders recommended by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and other groups.

Tufts Health Plan covers around one million members in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.