NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Crescendo Bioscience today announced Medicare is covering its Vectra DA test for rheumatoid arthritis.

Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA has established national coverage for the South San Francisco, Calif. firm's test for assessing RA activity, in conjunction with standard clinical assessment, in adults who previously were diagnosed with the disease.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.