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Some Reunifications

The Arizona Republic reports that some young migrant children are being reunited with parents who passed both a criminal background check and a DNA test.

The government says it is using DNA testing as part of efforts to reunite families by court-ordered deadlines, but it will not reveal which lab is performing testing.

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.

The subcommittee called for $2 billion to be added to the NIH's budget next year, increasing it to $39.1 billion.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

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.

New Medicare rates established under PAMA will cause labs to scale back services, and in some cases shut down, the motion states.

And Azar Confirmed

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

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New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.

According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.

The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.

In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.