NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday reined in a national coverage proposal for next-generation sequencing oncology panels that had the lab industry worried that they'd have to successfully take their tests through US Food and Drug Administration's review if they hoped to secure Medicare coverage and had cancer patients vexed that the government payor was limiting their access to precision medicine.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

Aug
15
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will discuss the Cancer Avatar Project at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute (CPMCRI) and the efforts to overcome complexity of tumor profiling using the Accel-Amplicon sequencing workflow from Swift Biosciences.

Aug
20
Sponsored by
Canon BioMedical

This webinar will provide an overview of recent advances in single-cell RNA sequencing from the perspectives of three research organizations.

Aug
23
Sponsored by
Tecan

This webinar will discuss an automated, high-throughput method of generating high-quality antigens and antibodies.

Aug
27
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.