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CPIC wants to issue guidelines for non-actionable genes, standardize PGx terms, and work with groups like ClinGen and ClinVar to expand use of its guidelines.

Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers will help guide Sanford in using and interpreting data collected through its Sanford Chip pharmacogenomic test.

The trials are part of the second phase of the Implementing Genomics in Practice program, which is slated to receive $42 million in funding over 5 years.

With 10,000 of Mayo's patients now sequenced for 77 genes, a subset of this information is being used to inform care while the bulk of the data is spurring research projects.

Under the partnership, RxGenomix and CLS will offer a pharmacogenomics training, implementation, and management package to healthcare providers.

Though the test is already commercially available, the firm met with the FDA last year to discuss plans for a randomized controlled trial to support regulatory approval.

How labs — including those that are part of other healthcare systems — offering PGx testing will react to Inova's decision to not engage with the FDA remains to be seen.

Pharmacogenetics and legal experts took particular issue with the agency's suggestion that "established" drug/gene relationships are found only in FDA-approved drug labels.

While large health systems develop comprehensive precision medicine strategies, smaller hospitals don't want to wait for pharmacogenomics technology.

The agency said the MediMap tests are in violation of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they are intended, in part, for use in disease diagnosis.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.