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Federal officials are using DNA testing to reunite migrant families separated at the southern US border, CNN reports.

HHS may already be administering DNA testing to migrant families, but the agency has provided little information about how testing is being implemented.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

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

The DOJ alleged Biotheranosics promoted and performed its Breast Cancer Index test for  patients who had not been in remission for five years and who had not been taking tamoxifen.

With data analytics and more specific billing codes, the government has improved its ability to identify medically unnecessary genetic testing and other fraudulent activity.

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Columbia University settles a civil fraud lawsuit that said it improperly used its on-campus indirect cost rate when seeking reimbursement for more than 400 grants.

The US Department of Justice sued the company for paying doctors to perform its genomic tests, and then obtaining government reimbursements.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Bio-Rad Laboratories has resolved a US Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into its violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act due to the company's subsidiaries having made improper payments to foreign officials in Russia, Vietnam, and Thailand in order to

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.