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A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

The proposed bill would increase the National Institutes of Health's budget from roughly $37.1 billion to $38.3 billion in fiscal 2019.

CMS will reimburse FoundationOne CDx at a rate of $3,500 per test for a nine-month period starting July 1.

The company said it has produced documents in response to the government's civil investigative demand notice.

The lawsuits were filed after the HHS OIG subpoenaed the firm as part of an investigation into how it billed Medicare and Medicaid for the myRisk test.

A private payor survey by ClearView Healthcare Partners found that medical directors viewed CMS's decision with caution; half had no plans to align commercial plan coverage.

The company attributed the decline in part to fewer orders for its Epi proColon colorectal cancer test.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The policy states that lab tests without FDA's blessing may pursue local coverage via Medicare contractors, but national coverage requires premarket approval or clearance.

The final determination also adds coverage for FDA-approved tests in stage III patients, and for repeat testing if patients receive a new primary diagnosis.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.