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The LCD will provide coverage for the Decipher Prostate Biopsy genomic test for men with both favorable and unfavorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer. 

The GenomeWeb index underperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

The company reported $10.7 million in total revenues for the quarter and said test report volume for its DecisionDx-Melanoma test grew 27 percent.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto for the week of 8/22/2019.

The company is forging ahead with its Signatera liquid biopsy circulating tumor DNA minimal residual disease (MRD) test and Prospera transplant assessment assay.

As NGS testing becomes more widespread, labs, payors, and professional groups confront questions about which genes should be required as part of clinical assays.

Stakeholders discussed last year's decision by Palmetto to deny coverage for large respiratory panels and discussed the way forward for test developers and labs.

The organizations provided a list of genes they believe are informative in treatment of myeloid disorders and suggested several changes to the coverage policy.

Medicare contractor Palmetto is proposing to expand coverage to ensure that more patients have access to genomic profiling when tissue-based testing is not possible.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.