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Genetics & Genomics Reimbursement

News and trends on diagnostics testing, insurance coverage, and reimbursement.

The company decided to settle the complaint in order to avoid "lengthy and distracting litigation," but denies any wrongdoing.

Stakeholders discussed last year's decision by Palmetto to deny coverage for large respiratory panels and discussed the way forward for test developers and labs.

The organizations provided a list of genes they believe are informative in treatment of myeloid disorders and suggested several changes to the coverage policy.

Interpace Diagnostics' ThyGeNext and ThyraMir thyroid cancer assays are now covered for about 2.5 million patients in Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Two senators have asked a government watchdog to see if CMS made payments to US providers who have partnered with firms including WuXi NextCode and BGI.

A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.