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The discussion draft includes the regulatory proposals, including precertification, the FDA provided to legislators in a technical assistance document.

At the Personalized Medicine Conference this week, stakeholders historically at odds over lab test regulation said it is up to Congress to resolve the issue.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

Wired writes that, after the midterms, the US House of Representatives science committee could become "pro-science."

Nature News reports that four midterm candidates in the US with science backgrounds have won their elections.

The National Society of Genetic Counselors has garnered bipartisan support for H.R. 7083 by emphasizing healthcare savings from using counselors to drive appropriate test use.

Science looks at the scientist-candidates still in the US House of Representatives race.

H.R. 7083, developed in collaboration with the National Society of Genetic Counselors, seeks to improve Medicare payment for genetic counselors.

The increase is part of a larger appropriations package that has cleared the Senate and has now been sent to President Trump for his signature.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing human fetal tissue research, according to ScienceInsider.

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.