A recent paper describes sample infrastructure for connecting tumor sequence to drugs and trials for use by labs offering oncology NGS-based panels.
National Government Services' coverage criteria are different from criteria proposed by Palmetto last year, which may impact companies like Foundation Medicine.
The companies are combining their respective products to provide a solution that covers genetic testing from sample prep to clinical reports.
The study, which will be the pediatric counterpart to the ongoing adult-only NCI-MATCH trial, will be run by the NCI in partnership with the Children's Oncology Group.
Under a national agreement, UnitedHealthcare will cover the FoundationOne genomic profiling assay in patients with metastatic stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.
The researchers looked at the first 10,030 consecutive patients referred to GeneDx for germline hereditary cancer panel testing by next-generation sequencing.
Counsyl offered its hereditary cancer panel for free to San Francisco women and found that about half who had positive results would not have been screened.
The firm has billed commercial insurers for more than 17,000 tests and reported test results for more than 15,000 Medicare patients without receiving payment.
While the overall number of oncologists who ordered the company's tests in the third quarter did not change, the frequency with which they reordered fell by about 7 percent.
The GeneReader NGS system, which is geared toward clinical laboratories, is an integrated package with multiple components that cover all steps to analyze a tissue sample.
A genetic genealogy analysis helped secure the release of a California man from prison after getting his murder conviction overturned, the Guardian reports.
Technology Review discusses the concerns that come along with the ability to quickly synthesize viruses like SARS-CoV-2.
Researchers have uncovered large bacteriophages whose genomes include translational machinery, Live Science reports.
In PNAS this week: role for Myc in alternative splicing regulation in prostate cancer, variation in methylation in Arabidopsis, and more.