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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

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Agilent Technologies said in a regulatory document on Monday that an investigation by US regulators into possible infractions by the company's employees in China has ended without any enforcement actions by the agencies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies has launched an investigation into activities of certain of its employees in China for possible infractions of US law, the company said in its Form 10-Q.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker said this week it has found that certain employees in its Bruker Optics subsidiary bribed officials in China and the company has fired them.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.