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The Personalized Medicine Coalition announced that Daryl Pritchard will be its new VP of science policy, in charge of promoting the organization's science-related policies and of raising awareness of precision healthcare issues among policymakers, providers, and patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Before the US Food and Drug Administration's draft guidance on laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) can be finalized, the agency will need to iron out with industry players several areas of regulation that remain unclear and confront old issues around the agency's authority ov

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A significant majority of Americans are not familiar with personalized medicine, but when told how it could be used to tailor treatments or to assess their disease risk, they believe insurance companies should cover such technologies, according to the results of a survey pu

Originally published on July 10.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Personalized Medicine Coalition's latest report explores in depth the payment and reimbursement coverage struggles facing molecularly informed healthcare.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Although the number of marketed personalized medicine products is steadily growing, regulatory, reimbursement, and technological hurdles continue to temper the potential of the field to broadly impact care, according to a report issued this week by the Personalized Medicine

Originally published April 1.
The threat of across-the-board payment cuts for lab tests has spurred the seemingly impossible: consensus within the diagnostics industry around a common purpose.

Roche said this week that William Burns will not stand for re-election to the board of directors.

This article has been updated with information about a Citizen Petition filed against FDA regulation of LDTs by the American Clinical Laboratory Association, and with quotes from Sherri Bale. Originally published June 4.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina’s board appointed Michel Bouchard Chief Accounting Officer, effective Jan. 1. He will continue to serve as vice president of finance for the firm, as well, a title he has held since joining Illumina in 2008.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.