Genetic Alliance LunaDNA, Genetic Alliance to Merge Technology Platforms LunaDNA parent company LunaPBS will combine its technology platform with Genetic Alliance's PEER system to advance patient-centric research. Employee Wellness Bill Could Stifle Genetics Research in Age of Big-Data Studies Premium Any short-term gains the bill may have on encouraging healthier lifestyles wouldn’t be worth the crippling effects it could have on the genomics field, leaders in the space said. GINA Supporters Concerned House Bill Undermines Genetic Non-Discrimination Law Some 50 groups have signed a letter expressing strong opposition to a bill that would allow workplace wellness programs to collect employees' genetic information. Reach of Patients' Voices NPR reports that patients have ever-larger sway on medical research, but some are concerned about commercial influences. Anti-Discrimination Law Clarifications Benefit Employers, May Confuse Public, Say Critics Premium EEOC final rules provide employers clarity on wellness programs, but they may confuse the public about genetic privacy and anti-discrimination laws, some groups said. Apr 7, 2016 Warren, Enzi Bill Seeks to Tighten Protections for Genetic Information in Research Premium Jan 26, 2016 EEOC-Proposed Rule Raises Concerns it Will Weaken Genetic Anti-Discrimination Protections Premium Jun 23, 2015 Claritas Genomics Adopts Genetic Alliance's PEER Platform for Patient Results Sharing Apr 3, 2015 Proposed Incentivized Wellness Bill Raises Concerns about Employee Privacy Under GINA Jun 11, 2014 Genetic Alliance Urges Members to Sign Letter to Congress about Tricare Non-Coverage of LDTs Premium Jul 31, 2013 Syapse Providing 'Free the Data' Software Infrastructure to Enable Data Mining, Visualization Premium Jun 24, 2013 Genetic Alliance Joins Oracle Network in Effort to Facilitate Clinical Trials Jun 19, 2013 With New BRCA Testing Options, Patient Groups Advise Women to Speak to Genetics Expert, Share Reports Premium May 23, 2013 Genetic Alliance, NCHPEG Team on Curriculum to Prep Docs for Genomic Medicine Dec 13, 2012 Sanofi Funds New Patient-centered Disease Registry Project May 24, 2012 Advocates Nudge Obama to Expand Open Access without Congress Dec 22, 2011 Stakeholders Say Public Health Genomics Needs Attention, Funding Oct 12, 2011 Genetic Alliance Launches Genomic Medicine Curriculum for El Camino Docs Premium Sep 8, 2011 Genetic Alliance Launches Public Newborn Screening Resource May 25, 2011 New Genomic Data-Sharing Efforts Aim to Bridge Pharma's Revenue-Innovation Gap Premium Mar 2, 2011 Tight Budgets Defund Key CDC Effort, but Director Will Retain Focus on Public Health Genomics Premium Jan 12, 2011 Survey Shows Declining Public Interest in PGx, Poor Grasp of Genomics Issues Premium Apr 7, 2010 Pairings: Apr 7, 2010 Premium Mar 24, 2010 NIH's Genetic Testing Registry to Launch in 2011, But Will Dx Firms, Labs Voluntarily Participate? Premium Mar 3, 2010 After GINA, Where Do Life Insurance Firms Stand on Using Genomic Information for Coverage Decisions? Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.