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A new PGen study reports that nearly 6 percent of consumers made changes to their prescription medication based on pharmacogenomic testing. 

Under the terms of the agreement, M3 and G-TAC will promote 14 Pathway tests through G-TAC's personalized medicine platform connected to M3's physician network.

Researchers examined the patient-physician relationship after sharing personal genetic testing results and found that patients may have certain expectations.

Researchers from Brigham and Women's and Harvard surveyed more than 1,600 new customers of 23andMe or Pathway Genomics in the US, of whom 80 were adopted.

The company said it would use the funds to expand its genomic test pipeline, grow its sales force, and invest in new technologies for its laboratories.

The US Department of Justice sued the company for paying doctors to perform its genomic tests, and then obtaining government reimbursements.

The US Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter this week to Pathway Genomics regarding its liquid biopsy cancer screening test.

The agency has sent a letter to the company requesting a meeting to discuss the recently launched liquid biopsy test, saying it may run afoul of FDA rules and regulations. 

Someday, Someday

More data may be needed for blood-based cancer-screening tests to show their worth, say Tech Review's Antonio Regalado and the Verge's Arielle Duhaime-Ross.

The test, called CancerIntercept Detect, is aimed at the early discovery of malignancies in asymptomatic people with an elevated risk of developing cancer, and can be ordered directly through Pathway and its online doctor network.

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The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.

Four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to keep Francis Collins as NIH director, Stat News reports.

In Genome Research this week: Platinum variant catalog, algorithmic strategy for upgrading fragmented assemblies, and more.

Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.