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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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

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