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NEW YORK (360Dx) – Vermillion said yesterday that Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Michigan has agreed to cover its OVA1 ovarian cancer test.

BCBS of Michigan covers more than 6 million people in Michigan and the larger Great Lakes region.

Valerie Palmieri, president and CEO of Vermillion, said in a statement that the company continues to execute on its managed care strategy and that Michigan and the surrounding region are an area of focus for its commercialization efforts.

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The New York Times reports on how the US Food and Drug Administration has attempted to gird against pressure from the White House.

Independent advisors to the US Food and Drug Administration are to meet this week to discuss how they will make SARS-CoV-2 vaccine recommendations, the Washington Post reports.

Researchers have identified a gene involved in how people determine when to urinate.

In Genome Research this week: assay for profiling chromatin accessibility, analysis of genetic variants among malaria-transmitting mosquitoes, and more.

Oct
28
Sponsored by
NRGene

Molecular breeding methods such as genomic selection and genome-wide association studies often require high-density genotypic data from many samples, but the cost and complexity of genotyping at this scale may be prohibitive.

Oct
29
Sponsored by
Illumina

Illumina’s BaseSpace Sequence Hub (BSSH) supports primary and secondary analysis of massively parallel sequencing data and can be applied to gene panel data that is generated as part of a clinical cancer assay performed in a pathology lab.

Nov
03
Sponsored by
Agilent

Molecular tumor profiling has provided extensive value, both in tumor biology and oncology, with the development of new technologies to identify biomarkers.

Nov
05
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will provide an overview of novel proximal and distal sampling methods that have promise to improve patient outcomes from esophageal cancer.