NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Epic Sciences and Genomic Health said today that Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA has issued a draft local coverage determination (LCD) for the Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect test.

The companies said that if finalized, the LCD would extend coverage of the test to 25,000 Medicare patients with advanced prostate cancer.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

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