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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.

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.

Federal investigators have searched the offices of Proove Biosciences, Stat News reports.

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Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.