NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Health Service England said this week that it is seeking comment from stakeholders on a proposed redesign of genomic laboratory services in England.

"The proposals aim to deliver services across England which can better meet advances in genomic technologies, whilst driving improvements in quality and patient outcomes," according to NHS England.

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