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NEW YORK  Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and John Shimkus (R-IL) have introduced the "Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey Act." 

The aim of the bill is to provide access to whole-genome sequencing for "certain undiagnosed children under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes."

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