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Several commercial NIPT providers in the US said they are planning to participate in the new program.

With only one test FDA-approved for primary hrHPV screening, groups express concern about feasibility of moving away from co-testing

Researchers said that laboratories participating in BRAF proficiency testing include most of the required reporting elements "to unambiguously convey molecular results." 

The groups said they hope their recommendations lead to higher-quality sequencing results in the lab and better care for cancer patients in the clinic.

The guidance includes recommendations for extended RAS mutation testing to guide anti-EGFR therapy, as well as updated endorsements for analysis of mismatch repair status.

The recommendations were developed by a working group of the AMP Clinical Practice Committee that included representatives from ACMG, ASCO, and CAP.

In a new AMP working group project, labs can volunteer to compare their interpretation of challenging variants to help identify where and how the guidelines might be improved.

Eleven new recommendations were issued to address appropriate HER2 testing and clinical guidance in individuals with advanced gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma.

The European Molecular Genetics Quality Network, a provider of proficiency testing services for clinical genetics and molecular pathology labs, and its UK partner have been developing a new assessment scheme for NGS labs.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.