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Three months after the US Food and Drug Administration said Exact Sciences’ genetic colorectal cancer screening test is “adulterated” and “misbranded,” the company will meet with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to discuss its request for the federal government to reimburse for the test.
 
Exact plans to meet with CMS later this week about the status of its application for a national coverage decision for the PreGen-Plus assay, a stool-based DNA colorectal cancer screening test.
 

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.

Jan
28
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

This webinar discusses how the University of Michigan has implemented a new next-generation sequencing (NGS) capture-based solution to assess myeloid malignancies while minimizing required laboratory resources. 

Feb
23
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

As the world continues to contend with coronavirus and a surge in the infection rate, labs are required to run more samples than ever before. 

Feb
24
Sponsored by
SCHOTT MINIFAB

Developing a fully integrated consumable cartridge for an automated diagnostic platform is a significant challenge. More challenging still is developing such a cartridge in response to a deadly global virus pandemic amid market uncertainty and extraordinary time constraints.