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Genetics & Genomics Policy & Legislation

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

The European Patent Office appeals board upheld the decision made by the EPO after its initial review in 2018.

The deal provides whole-genome sequencing for patients with rare diseases or cancer and could make sequencing part of the standard of care for NHS England.

Data privacy has been an issue in genomics for some time, but new regulations and improved technology could force proteomics to confront it, as well.

The legislation is intended to allow states to conduct whole-genome sequencing on children on Medicaid who have a disease with a suspected genetic cause.

The budget for fiscal year 2020 includes increases for each of the NIH's institutes and centers, as well as the FDA and the NSF.

A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.