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Genetics & Genomics Policy & Legislation

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

The bill would provide additional funding to each NIH institute and center, and would follow a 5.4 percent budget increase received in fiscal 2019.

The group notes the importance of lab CLIA certification, clear test reports, and clinical validity support for test claims in the literature, guidelines, and FDA labels.

The researchers will evaluate recent developments in human genome editing as well as responses from the public and scientific communities.

The NAM, NAS, and Royal Society have formed a commission to develop a framework on the proper use of genome editing, and convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, this week.

The bipartisan bill aims to provide federal support to children who are ill from an unknown cause and could gain insights into diagnosis or treatment approaches via WGS.

23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.