Athena Diagnostics Quest Diagnostics Win in Wrongful Death Case Reveals Ongoing Challenges for Variant Classification Williams v Quest/Athena struck a nerve with the genetic testing community by probing what the standard of care is and ought to be for variant classification. Mayo Tells Supreme Court Congress Should Clarify Patent Eligibility Confusion in Diagnostics Premium Athena and its supporters have asked the Supreme Court to clarify patent eligibility, but Mayo recently countered that this is a job for legislators. Quest Diagnostics Wrongful Death Lawsuit Ordered to Move to Discovery The development is a positive for plaintiff Amy Williams, who has said she hopes her lawsuit will spur greater accountability and transparency among genetic testing labs. Case Continues The Post and Courier discusses a South Carolina court's decision in the Williams v Quest case. In Williams v Quest, State Supreme Court Leaves Room for Plaintiff to Argue Ordinary Negligence Though the South Carolina Supreme Court said Quest was a healthcare provider, Williams can try to keep her case alive by arguing she's alleging ordinary negligence. Nov 27, 2017 Labs Confront Legal Risks Posed by Genetic Variant Classification, Reporting Premium Apr 4, 2017 Wrongful Death Suit Awaits Input From South Carolina Supreme Court Jan 6, 2017 In Quest/Athena Wrongful Death Suit, District Court Judge Holds Hearing on Motion to Dismiss Oct 24, 2016 NAS Committee Input on Genetic Variant Data Sharing Could Make it Standard Practice, Experts Say Oct 24, 2016 National Academies Committee Considering Liability Issues for Labs Grappling With Genetic Variation Aug 15, 2016 Quest, Athena Reply to Plaintiffs in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Jul 26, 2016 Plaintiffs Counter Quest/Athena Motion to Dismiss Wrongful Death Lawsuit With New Affidavit Jun 27, 2016 Quest, Athena File Another Motion to Dismiss Amended Wrongful Death Complaint May 16, 2016 Plaintiffs Argue Against Quest, Athena's Motion to Dismiss Negligence Case Apr 5, 2016 Quest, Athena File Motion to Dismiss Negligence Suit Apr 1, 2016 Quest, Athena Make Moves in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Mar 14, 2016 Mother's Negligence Suit Against Quest's Athena Could Broadly Impact Genetic Testing Labs Mar 10, 2015 Quest's Athena Dx, Personalis Launch Diagnostic Exome for Neurological Disorders Premium Jun 19, 2013 Innovation Boom or Bust? Industry Gauges Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Gene Patents Premium Mar 20, 2013 Quest's Athena Diagnostics Launches NGS Panel Test for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Premium Mar 20, 2013 New Products: SoftGenetics' Geneticist Assistant; Ariosa's Harmony Test; Quest's CMT Panel; More Premium Jan 16, 2013 Hearing on Second-Opinion Genetic Testing Highlights Risks of Athena's Exclusive Licensing Practices Premium Dec 11, 2012 Autism-Associated Variants Uncovered by Population Diagnostics, SickKids Team Could Yield Dx Tests Premium Nov 11, 2011 Researchers Get NHGRI Funding to Study Effects of Alzheimer's Risk Testing Apr 27, 2011 Duke University Keeping an Eye on DTC Genomics Firms that Might be Infringing its APOE Patents Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.