The story has been corrected to say that certification from New York is for AssureRx's laboratory not its GeneSightRx test.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York State Department of Health has certified AssureRx's laboratory, allowing residents in the state access to the company's pharmacogenomic test, GeneSightRx.

As a result of the approval, the Mason, Ohio-based company's laboratory is certified to analyze DNA samples for pharmacogenomic testing in all 50 states.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

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