New York State Department of Health

The test covers 27 genes in which variants are known to contribute to the effectiveness or safety of more than 360 medications for 30 conditions.

The test is the first whole-genome-based cancer test to receive approval from New York State's Department of Health.

With the approval, MDxHealth can now offer its liquid biopsy molecular diagnostic assay in all 50 US states.

NYSDOH's move away from susceptibility testing for isolates that are known to be pan-susceptible will be coordinated with similar international efforts.

The ACE ImmunoID test uses exome and transcriptome sequencing to identify neoantigens for the development of personalized cancer vaccines.

Despite the astronomical costs, it may prove challenging to reverse course and discontinue Zika testing according to a commentary article accompanying a NEJM study.

The approvals allow the company to offer its PCR-based expression profile cancer risk tests in the state.

With the accreditation, the La Jolla, California-based molecular dermatology firm can provide its services in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The genetic testing firm can now offer its Prelude noninvasive prenatal test to residents in New York State.

The firm recently won $4.5 million as well as approval for its Fertilome test from New York state, though some have questioned the test's clinical utility.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.