genetic testing

Genetic testing is increasingly being used by bull breeders to fetch the highest prices for the best bulls.

The DOJ alleged Biotheranosics promoted and performed its Breast Cancer Index test for  patients who had not been in remission for five years and who had not been taking tamoxifen.

The researchers said their study uncovered an unmet need that could be addressed by changing how genetic counseling is included in clinical practice.

The group will work with hospitals to recruit patients with a genetic history of Parkinson's to test for mutations in LRRK2 and GBA, as well as offer genetic counseling.

The bill aims to reduce barriers to the use of genetic and genomic testing, including for children on Medicaid with a suspected genetic disease.

Denied Requests

CBS Philly reports that people who have undergone genetic testing can be denied life insurance.

Private equity firm Quadria Capital led the investment round and was joined by HealthQuad Fund and Heritas Venture Fund.

Researchers are exploring alternative ways to return genetic testing results to grapple with the anticipated increase in testing and see a role for the web.

Centogene opened a Boston office in December and plans to open a lab there in a few months as it awaits an FDA decision on its clinical tool.

For Better Eating

Bloomberg reports that many people are interested in genetic tests to refine their exercise regime and diet plan.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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