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The deal includes integrating an online ordering process for Ambry's genetic tests into Volpara's Aspen Breast software for medical practice management.

Unnecessary Tests?

Reuters reports federal investigators are looking into PerkinElmer's role in an alleged Medicare fraud, though the firm says it is unaware of any investigation.

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder who were younger or with a more severe condition were more likely to undergo genetic testing, a new analysis has found.

The San Francisco-based firm reported $64.2 million in revenues, up from $40.6 million a year ago and beating the average Wall Street estimate of $59.4 million.

Illumina had sought to exclude the Harmony test from the US Market, while Ariosa had sought to overturn the jury verdict with a post-trial maneuver.

Blueprint Genetics, recently acquired by Quest Diagnostics in January, will base the 600-gene panel on its whole-exome sequencing capability.

The health system said that the program is encouraging patient compliance and increasing revenues and savings.

The authors of the study noted that these genetic findings could guide better clinical decisions for patients and improve outcomes.

Learn From Testing

The Washington Post reports on the various outcomes of genetic testing for hereditary breast cancers.

Florida bill to bar life, disability, and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions poised to become law, according to Florida Politics.


New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.