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.
The Pinnacle assay for gene fusions and gene expression in tumor samples is the first in Cofactor's new line of clinical RNA-sequencing assays.
Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.
Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.
Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.
In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.