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Genetics & Genomics Policy & Legislation

News on government policy and legislation impacting life science and diagnostics.

The college wants genetic counselors to work with doctors when ordering genetic tests, but not all medical geneticists agree the stance is good for patients.

The administration will expand COVID-19 testing for schools and underserved populations, increase manufacturing of testing supplies, and increase genomic sequencing.

Institute Director Eric Green noted that a lack of diversity in the scientific and clinical workforce has negative consequences for how research is conducted.

The bill, which Congress overwhelmingly approved last week, also includes additional funding for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The bill, which was overwhelming passed by both the Senate and the House, would boost the National Institutes of Health's budget by $1.25 billion.

Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.