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The pharmacogenetic test, which runs on a platform from British company Genedrive, will be tested in two neonatal intensive care units in Manchester and Liverpool.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

The group is mailing pharmacogenetic information back to patients, with plans to deliver genetic disease risk and carrier screening results.

SelectHealth will cover PGx testing for Intermountain employees and beneficiaries with major depressive disorder who have failed treatment.

Despite the step-up in FDA action against labs offering PGx tests, the success of these programs suggests that access to them isn't being stifled as some feared.

Soon, Soon

The North Jersey Record looks into genetic testing to guide cancer treatment, particularly fluorouracil.

Coverage Begins

NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.

While some groups have communicated their concerns directly to the agency, stakeholders have also formed a new coalition to publicly take issue with FDA's actions.

The group notes the importance of lab CLIA certification, clear test reports, and clinical validity support for test claims in the literature, guidelines, and FDA labels.

The test is the cornerstone of a study involving roughly a thousand patients from two British neonatal centers that is set to commence this fall.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.