The companies are accelerating the pace of an existing collaboration with the goal of detecting SMA "2+0" carrier status.

The 4,000-participant study will use a digital enrollment platform and will provide free genetic testing as well as support from doctors and genetics experts.

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. 

Sensitivity problems with rapid antigen tests are also helping the more accurate rapid molecular tests gain wider acceptance, manufacturers said.

Quest will also have early access to Thermo Fisher's pipeline of novel platforms and assays to assist with development of Oncomine-branded solutions.

Increased consumer interest in prenatal health is also spurring use of carrier screening for genetic conditions.

The suit filed against the acting HHS secretary alleges that a flawed data collection process failed to establish market-based rates.

Attendees at the recent AMP meeting grappled with issues brought to light in a lawsuit regarding the alleged negligent misclassification of a patient's genetic variant.

With only one test FDA-approved for primary hrHPV screening, groups express concern about feasibility of moving away from co-testing

Smaller labs, hospital outreach labs, and labs servicing high numbers of elderly are thought to face the highest risks.


An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.