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At the BMJ, David Shaw from the University of Basel and Maastricht University critiques the National Health Service's clinical sequencing plan.

Addenbrooke' Hospital will manage and facilitate the fulfillment orders of the firm's PredictSure IBD orders, as well as receive and process all samples.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

Can Also Pay for It

The National Health Service in England is to offer healthy individuals the option of paying to have their genomes analyzed, according to the Guardian.

New Plan

National Health Service England has a new 10-year plan that includes the expansion of genetic testing, according to New Scientist.

Duty to Tell?

A UK woman sues a hospital for not telling her of her father's genetic testing results, the Guardian reports.

The NHS will expand on existing efforts such as the 100,000 Genomes Project and will offer people with rare diseases the opportunity to sequence their genomes.

Making It Routine

The Guardian reports that England's National Health Service is to offer routine genomic medicine starting in October.

The £550,000 award is part of a larger multi-partner grant to develop and implement a point-of-care test to avoid antibiotic-related hearing loss in newborns.

Issues to Overcome

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.