The studies involved data from 14,000 Hispanic women and showed the 87-SNP risk score outperformed its 86-SNP score for European women.
The agency is excluding certain advanced diagnostic lab tests and molecular pathology tests from a billing regulation that created administrative headaches for many labs.
The company hopes to accrue around 5,000 patients over the next few years, creating a broad dataset coupling outcomes with comprehensive DNA, RNA, and protein analyses.
The study also found that younger African-Americans who received genomic testing were more likely to be treated with chemotherapy even with low assay scores.
CMS issued its final Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule for 2016 yesterday, shifting to gapfill rather crosswalk new codes as initially proposed for MAAAs.
Researchers considered the management impact of multigene panel results for more than 1,000 BRCA1/2 mutation-free women referred for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer testing.
This article has been updated to clarify CMS's initial determination on the reimbursement process for AMA's new molecular pathology test codes.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Transgenomic today said that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the global rights to a multi-gene prognostic test for scoliosis from Axial Biotech.
The funding is part of an initiative led by the UK's Technology Strategy Board to develop tools for tumor profiling and data capture.
The deal is a "strategic move into gastrointestinal diagnostics," and will accelerate development of diagnostics in oncology and possibly other therapeutic areas.
Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.
John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.
Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.
In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.