A bill that may soon be introduced by Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy appears to support a draft guidance released by the US Food and Drug Administration covering the oversight of multivariate index assays.
 
Kennedy, speaking at a recent Genetics and Public Policy Center conference in Washington, DC, discussed his intent to introduce a bill clarifying the FDA’s authority to validate certain homebrew genetic tests.
 

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