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Noridian is also developing a generic policy for donor-derived cfDNA tests that will include several commercially available tests, Natera said.

The Medicare Administrative Contractor's decision covers molecular diagnostic laboratory tests as predictive classifiers for non-small cell lung cancer.

The new rate applies to clinical diagnostic lab tests using high-throughput technologies that can process more than 200 specimens per day.

Under the guidance, group health plans and group and individual health insurers must cover diagnostic testing and other "certain related items and services."

The diagnostic will be covered when patients are tested according to the Japanese Organization of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer's criteria.

New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.