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News on issues related to managing clinical laboratories.

As government lab spending grows, the Medicare contractor has barred access to a coding and pricing file obtained via FOIA claiming it holds business secrets.

The agency provided the update on Wednesday in its weekly virtual town hall and on its FAQ page.

The Manhattan-based lab will scale its capacity to process 20,000 tests per day by November and provide results dedicated to the city.

While observers are still sorting out the implications of the surprise announcement, it will likely limit the agency's role in regulating LDTs.

The action will immediately allow labs to offer SARS-CoV-2 LDTs without requiring EUA, and make it voluntary for labs to take LDTs through FDA premarket review.

The Washington Post reports that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

The strain now accounts for about 80 percent of cases in Wales and Scotland, and about half of cases in England, the Guardian reports.

A new study suggests that using CRISPR to edit human embryonic DNA can lead to the loss of whole chromosomes, as the Associated Press reports.

In Science this week: ancient dog genomes highlight long ties with humans, genomic analysis of 40,000-year-old early East Asian individual, and more.

Nov
05
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will provide an overview of novel proximal and distal sampling methods that have promise to improve patient outcomes from esophageal cancer.

Nov
10
Sponsored by
LGC

The COVID-19 pandemic created a paradigm shift in modern healthcare, where regulations, protocols, and mindsets had to be reworked in just a matter of months to keep up with the pace of the virus.

Nov
17
Sponsored by
ACD

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have recently gained substantial attention in the cancer research field where most, including the putative oncogene ciRS-7 (CDR1as), have been proposed to function as competitive endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) by “sponging” specific microRNAs.

Nov
18
Sponsored by
Genomenon

Rapid whole-genome sequencing (rWGS) is an emerging method that can provide molecular diagnosis in time to alter acute medical or surgical management and improve outcomes in acutely ill children.