Office of the Inspector General

A new report from the Office of the Inspector General that found wide variance in reimbursement rates for laboratory-developed genetic tests has industry players concerned that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may reduce payment levels for some of these diagnostics.

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.