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With the California licensure, the company’s PCR-based Colvera colorectal cancer monitoring test is available in all US states except New York.

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.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.