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News and reporting on cell-free DNA testing.

The agency issued a new draft decision memo, outlining various criteria it intends to apply when determining coverage for current and future blood-based CRC screening tests.

The partners will integrate CCPM's research biobank with personalized genomic information to develop and commercialize the saliva-based tests.

The unbiased method minimizes tearing of cells and inserts circulating tumor cells and leukocytes into a custom cell culture medium for later downstream analysis.

Natera said that the expanded coverage by Centene will add 24 million people for whom the Panorama noninvasive prenatal test will be covered.

Natera claims that several Genosity products infringe its US Patent No. 10,732,220, titled "Methods for Simultaneous Amplification of Target Loci."

Bloomberg reports the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent Orig3n a letter saying it has not corrected lab issues uncovered in an earlier inspection.

In an editorial at the BMJ Opinion, two genetic counselors call for an increased focus on post-test patient care.

A new survey finds people in the US are getting their COVID-19 test results back faster, but not fast enough to help some viral control measures, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of malaria parasites in Ethiopia, loci linked to childhood BMI, and more.