In a letter to CMS, AMP made a case for crosswalking existing CPT codes for BRCA1/2 testing to codes that more accurately reflect the work required to analyze these genes.
At least two early-access users, at Massachusetts General Hospital and at Weill Cornell, have explored the new platform for infectious disease testing.
At a Thermo Fisher-sponsored workshop, two companies argued for the clinical utility of PGx LDTs as FDA prepared to issue a warning against unapproved tests.
Researchers separately found that the assay had high concordance with other techniques in cancers including colorectal and endometrial carcinomas.
Company officials stressed the firm's drive to help connect industry and academia, and expand access to tools for precision medicine.
Roche said at the AMP annual meeting that it plans to commercialize the system in Europe with CE IVD marking for clinical applications and in the US with a 510(k) exemption.
The working group reviewed data to identify a minimum of 34 commonly mutated genes that should be included in pan-myeloid targeted panels.
Seventeen organizations don't support the Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act as written and would like lawmakers to advance a CLIA-centric framework.
Three vendors applied their variant calling and interpretation pipelines to the same tumor NGS panel data and came up with overlapping but different results.
The Hartwig Medical Foundation currently sequences about 7.5 percent of all metastatic cancer biopsies in the Netherlands, processing 250 to 300 samples per month.
Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.
Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.
A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.