NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Association for Molecular Pathology has asked Medicare to increase the payment amounts for two CPT codes attached to testing procedures for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes by considering the work and resources that labs invest in analyzing these large and variable genes. 

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.

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