By Bernadette Toner

The College of American Pathologists has formed a workgroup charged with developing a checklist for certifying labs running clinical tests based on next-generation sequencing technology.

The CAP workgroup, which is still in its early stages of activity, hopes to have an accreditation checklist for next-gen sequencing in place by the end of 2012, according to Nazneen Aziz, director of molecular medicine at CAP and the organization's staff lead for the effort.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.

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