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CMS Letter to Orig3n

Bloomberg reports the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent Orig3n a letter saying it has not corrected lab issues uncovered in an earlier inspection.

WBUR reports Massachusetts has suspended COVID-19 testing at Orig3n following the discovery of "significant certification deficiencies."

The FDA has also granted emergency use authorization for PCR-based tests for SARS-CoV-2 developed by Orig3n, Specialty Diagnostic Laboratories (SDI), and the University of North Carolina (UNC) Medical Center.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A number of experts have questioned the clinical validity underlying Interleukin's tests and hope Orig3n will not revive them.

Interleukin said in July that it would liquidate its assets after laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of its controversial genetic test.

The American Dental Association wants insurers and test manufacturers to show genetic testing is scientifically valid before they're used to determine coverage eligibility.

The announcement comes three weeks after Interleukin said it was laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of a controversial genetic test.

Geneticists and periodontists point to financial conflicts, the lack of genetics knowhow, and regulatory gaps for the availability of a test they say should have never come to market.

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In PLOS this week: gene mutation linked to inherited venous thrombosis, lncRNA patterns in the Asian tiger mosquito, and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.