NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration today finalized two guidances on the design, development, and validation of next-generation sequencing tests.

The agency also released a third draft guidance describing a voluntary, streamlined submission process to determine whether an investigational in vitro diagnostic being codeveloped alongside a cancer drug in a trial confers significant risk and may require an investigational device exemption submission, or confers non-significant risk and is exempt.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.