Genetics & Genomics Policy & Legislation

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

The proposed bill would increase the National Institutes of Health's budget from roughly $37.1 billion to $38.3 billion in fiscal 2019.

After the arrest of the Golden State Killer, ethicists say the government must delineate acceptable limits for future uses of public DNA databases.

The plan seeks to modernize the US biomedical data handling infrastructure, in order to to keep up with the explosive growth in information from genomics research.

A Veterans Health Administration subcommittee evaluated the clinical utility of 30 pharmacogenetic tests and recommended about half for wider use.

A panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting discussed the ethical, legal, and social ramifications of germline gene editing.

A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.