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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The lower-than-expected 2018 Medicare prices for lab tests released under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act last week could reshape the lab industry, as some labs would be hit harder than others by the drop in prices, some in the industry fear.

Smaller labs without diversified business models, lab industry insiders said, may see the biggest impact.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

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