California Department of Public Health

The decision opens up the largest market in the country to the firm's lymphoma and leukemia testing services.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Silicon Valley Biosystems today said that its in silico diagnostics laboratory has received CLIA certification from the California Department of Public Health.

"Most of the benefit of this program has already been had," said a UC Berkeley genetics professor after the California Department of Public Health limited the scope of the university's educational genetic testing project because it determined it was providing medical information.

The California Department of Public Health has said that part of the school's plan to test the DNA of incoming freshmen for three gene variants is not allowed by CLIA law, but the school hopes that lessons will be learned anyway.

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Navigenics’ lower-priced program to incorporate genetic risk data in patients’ annual medical checkup raises questions as to whether personal genomics firms should be broadly marketing their services to physicians.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.