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A study questioned the cost-effectiveness of the test in clinically low-risk women, but the firm stressed that a wealth of evidence continues to support its use under current guidelines.

Invitae and Tulane University researchers found 37 percent of patients with positive germline results were not covered by testing guidelines in place at the time.

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Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

The new additions reflect data published this summer in the TAILORx trial, which speak to the chemopredictive ability of Genomic Health's Oncotype DX.

The company highlighted growth in demand for its test , and is now ramping up marketing and focusing on its IVD development plans.

The American Cancer Society today lowered the recommended age for screening patients at average risk for the disease to 45 from 50 years old.

The updated recommendations discuss testing for DNA repair gene mutations, MSI-H, and dMMR, as well as germline testing and counseling.

The company touted the recent spate of positive payor coverage decisions it has seen for its ConfirmMDx and SelectMDx prostate cancer tests.

The network said MDxHealth's ConfirmMDx should be used to screen men at higher risk for prostate cancer despite a negative biopsy. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has included two molecular diagnostics – Myriad Genetics' Prolaris and Genomic Health's Oncotype DX Prostate Cancer – in its most recent guidelines for the disease, noting that these two assays "appear further along in development a

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.