NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – US Senators are urging the Obama Administration to release draft guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration covering the regulation of laboratory-developed tests.

Last week in a letter to Brian Deese, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, five Senate Democrats called for "prompt action in releasing draft guidelines" on LDTs "to ensure appropriate and efficient oversight of diagnostic tools can move forward in an open and transparent manner."

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The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

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