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In PLOS this week: actionable pharmacogenetic variants in Hong Kong population, role of defective viral genomes, and more.

The company said its Professional PGx Express test will now be reimbursed by Medicare, and that the VA has extended its current supply contract for the test.

Patients who underwent SLCO1B1 testing were able to lower their cholesterol levels similarly to those who did not, indicating that testing does not cause harm.

Under the agreement, Intermountain will be able to implement Kailos' PGxComplete next-generation sequencing methodology in its laboratory for pharmacogenetic testing.

The community is poised to be the primary channel for stakeholders to communicate PGx concerns with FDA, but it is unclear if all stakeholders will participate.

The TAILOR-PCI trial did not meet its primary endpoint but did find that genetic testing led to a reduction in adverse events, though not as much as expected.

Using Revel Health's health action platform, the partners will communicate and promote CLS's genetic testing offering to Medicare Advantage members.

The firm can now tell customers if their genotypes may impact their response to clopidogrel and citalopram without the need for confirmatory testing.

The MAC will consider PGx testing reasonable and necessary after a physician has narrowed a patient's treatment options to specific medications.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

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A survey by Nature finds that most researchers want scientific meetings to continue virtually or with a virtual component, even after the pandemic ends.

Bloomberg reports that the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 viral variant could prompt the formulation of better vaccines.

Certain blood proteins may be able to distinguish COVID-19 patients who will become critically ill from those who will not, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

In Genome Biology this week: algorithm to assess regulatory features, approach to integrate multiple single-cell RNA-seq datasets, and more.