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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.

The decisions are part of the company's restructuring efforts after it was unable to extend deferral of its debt payment with its senior lender.

This week's news includes Alere, Fulget Diagnostics, Trovagene, Great Basic Scientific, Interleukin, and Danaher.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.