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. 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. South Carolina Supreme Court Mulls Whether Quest is Healthcare Provider in Wrongful Death Suit The court's determination is critical to deciding if Williams v Quest/Athena can advance or if it must be dismissed on statute of repose grounds. 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 Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.