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DUBAI TO TEST DNA OF ITS 3 MILLION CITIZENS RECENTLY, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS in Dubai announced a plan to conduct genetic testing on all three million residents. Experts say this is an unprecedented decision by any national govern…

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New Company Tracks Details and Prices For 60,000 Molecular and Genetic Tests

CEO SUMMARY: Advances in the speed, accuracy, and cost of next-generation gene sequencing making it possible for clinical labs to create thousands of new tests. How many new tests? NextGxDx, an information technology company, says the nation’s clinical laboratories are introducing new m…

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Medicare Ends Coverage for Genetic Drug-Sensitivity Tests

CEO SUMMARY: Medicare’s decision to cease covering many pharmacogenomic tests puts as many as 19 million Americans who have genetic variations affecting their response to medications at risk. These medications are commonly prescribed for patients with cardiovascular disease, pain…

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Medicare Ends Coverage for Some Pharmacogenomic Testing

WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT giveth with one hand, it will often taketh away with the other hand. It might be argued that this is true of federal support of pharmacogenomic testing — particularly for those tests clinical labor…

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December 23, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Saudi Arabia is the second country to embark on the goal of sequencing 100,000 human genomes. Earlier this month, the Saudi Human Genome Program was announced. Funding for the program, expected to take five years, will be provided by the Saudi Arabian national science agency. The fir…

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Exome Sequencing Next “Big Thing” for Diagnosis

CEO SUMMARY: For disease diagnostics, exome sequencing is not yet routine, but geneticists are getting close. Using this technology, researchers read those parts of the human genome where about 85% of disease-causing mutations reside. By looking only at the regions that encode proteins—…

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May 23, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

The first sequencing of the whole human genome back in 2000 unleashed a tidal wave of research and development. Recently, Fast Company Magazine quantified the dollar impact of the Human Genome Project and now says it totals $800 billion! Their reporter communicates this so succinctly that TH…

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Whole Genome Sequencing: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

CEO Summary: Pathologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, in a collaboration with GenomeQuest, Inc., will produce whole human genome sequences of patient tumors and other specimens. These whole genome sequences will be studied to learn what diagn…

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“Primary-Care Pathology” One Goal at Beth Israel

CEO SUMMARY: In a pioneering collaboration, the pathology department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, will work with GenomeQuest, Inc., to perform whole genome sequencing of tumor specimens. GenomeQuest will handle sequencing, assembly, and annota…

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Genome Sequencing Promises to be Disruptive

EVERYONE SHOULD CAREFULLY READ OUR LEAD STORY ON THE FACING PAGE. Titled “Rapid Gene Sequencing Predicted by Mid-2009,” it is a revealing look at the declaration of California-based Complete Genetics that, in less than eight months, it will begin delivering full human genome sequ…

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