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The organizations provided a list of genes they believe are informative in treatment of myeloid disorders and suggested several changes to the coverage policy.

Seventeen organizations don't support the Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act as written and would like lawmakers to advance a CLIA-centric framework.


An impetus for the review included the fact that companies are advertising and promoting liquid biopsy in areas where the technology has not yet proven its clinical utility.

These lobbying efforts aim to shore up willingness among legislators to step in and halt implementation of the NCD if certain provisions remain in the final version.

The workgroup wanted to address the problem of variability in how bioinformatics pipelines are validated in order to improve the accuracy of NGS tests.

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.

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Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.