Amid rapid adoption of multi-gene panels, ACMG experts are seeing some doctors and patients taking actions they shouldn't.
Absent sufficient evidence to support genetic testing for all patients, the group recommended following existing guidelines, which are based on clinical factors.
The guidelines place a stronger emphasis on pancreatic cancer risk genes, and broaden testing recommendations for those with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
Investigators compared expression in different men across the genes from three commercial panels, arguing that the findings highlight important unknowns.
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.
Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.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.
A genetic genealogy analysis helped secure the release of a California man from prison after getting his murder conviction overturned, the Guardian reports.
Technology Review discusses the concerns that come along with the ability to quickly synthesize viruses like SARS-CoV-2.
Researchers have uncovered large bacteriophages whose genomes include translational machinery, Live Science reports.
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