NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In receiving a final local coverage determination (LCD) for its ConfirmMDx prostate cancer test, MDxHealth is the first company to be reimbursed by Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA under a new "coverage with data development" protocol. The conditional payment scheme provides a model for other molecular diagnostic shops hoping to garner payment while they gather clinical utility data on their tests.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more

Jun
19
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

Jun
20
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

In this webinar, Michael Quail of the R&D Sequencing team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will provide an expert perspective on library prep for next-generation sequencing.

Jun
28
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will review a standardized, high-throughput, and fully automated library prep protocol for human metagenomic analysis.

Jul
10
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.