This article has been updated with information about NGS cancer panels with FDA-approved companion diagnostic indications.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – CMS on Friday finalized the draft national coverage determination it issued last year on next-generation sequencing cancer panels, altering the determination to no longer include coverage with evidence development (CED) for tests that haven't been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.