Genetic Alliance Illumina, Genetic Alliance Launch $120M Global Whole-Genome Sequencing Program At minimum, half of the program's efforts will go to helping patients outside the US and a third of its total support will be allocated to patients in Africa. 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. 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. May 4, 2016 Genetic Alliance Finds Cancer Patients Want Genetic Info, Receptive to Participating in Research Premium 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 Load More Breaking News In Ongoing False Advertising Suit, Judge Allows Natera Counterclaims Against Guardant Health Centogene Strikes Rare Disease Target Discovery Deal With Insilico Medicine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution The Scan Transplant Tests Edited Pig Kidneys The Associated Press reports a University of Alabama-Birmingham team transplanted genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human patient. UK Changes Some Gene-Edited Crop Rules A new law may enable gene-edited crops to be sold in the UK within about five years, New Scientist says. Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab Pfizer's antiviral pill to treat SARS-CoV-2 appears to work against the Omicron variant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nature Papers Find Genetic Risk Factor for Smell, Taste Loss in COVID-19; Analyze TB Granulomas In Nature this week: genome-wide association study find locus linked to the risk COVID-19 patients losing their sense of taste or smell, and more.