HHS

The company has received a subpoena from HHS' OIG as part of an investigation into possible improper billing of its hereditary cancer tests to Medicare and Medicaid.

Following last year's test of FHIR Genomics, a diverse set of organizations will look to demonstrate that the standard can help them feed genomic data to EHRs.

And Azar Confirmed

The US Senate has confirmed Alex Azar as secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, according to NPR.

Don't Say It

The Washington Post reports that US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have been told to avoid certain terms.

The suit filed against the acting HHS secretary alleges that a flawed data collection process failed to establish market-based rates.

Finances, Finances

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

President Donald Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the new health secretary, the New York Times reports.

Price Resigns

Tom Price, the secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, resigned Friday.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT sees long-term potential in APIs for secure transfer of clinical and genomic data, but it's not quite there yet on the genomic side.

The increase includes greater spending on Alzheimer's disease research, precision medicine, and cancer research initiatives.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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