Genelex

Genelex is hoping that a recently published randomized-controlled trial will help it get on better footing with Medicare.

The deal could bolster Genelex's business, but CEO Kristine Ashcraft is hopeful that the integration with Epic Systems a sign of growing acceptance of pharmacogenetic testing.

The company's recent experience demonstrates the impasse between genetic test developers and payors about the types of clinical evidence needed for coverage.

Palmetto has informed test developers via its MolDx program that they must register and bill panel tests that gauge multiple molecular markers using a single CPT code and a unique identifier.

European Commission Approves Vertex's Personalized CF Drug Kalydeco

Janet Thornton, the director of the European Bioinformatics Institute, has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her contribution to bioinformatics.

By Turna Ray
Two recently published pharmacogenetic analyses looking at the impact of CYP2D6 alleles on tamoxifen response found no evidence that patients who harbor these mutations fail to respond to the hormone therapy.

Genelex can now offer its DNA Drug Sensitivity Tests covering three enzymes involved in drug metabolism.

The firms' merger combines technologies for pharmacogenomic testing and gene-interaction informatics.

New Mexico is re-doing its proposed science education standards after criticism, the Associated Press reports.

Agbio executives say gene editing will speed up breeding efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

La Trobe University's Jenny Graves has won the $250,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the Guardian reports.

In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.