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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A series of articles published online in the New England Journal of Medicine today highlights the promises and challenges of clinical genomic testing, in particular the regulation of such tests by the US Food and Drug Administration and their clinical validation, both in the context of breast cancer risk and general variant assessment.

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British Columbia is incorporating genomics into its tracking of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Business in Vancouver reports.

An analysis by the Personal Medicine Coalition finds that about a quarter of new drugs approved in 2019 by the US Food and Drug Administration were personalized medicines.

The governor of New York has proposed a five-year plan to study the genomes of people with or who are at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

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