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The bipartisan bill aims to provide federal support to children who are ill from an unknown cause and could gain insights into diagnosis or treatment approaches via WGS.

Senators said they'll narrow the draft bill containing changes to US patent law before submitting it to the Senate Judiciary Committee in July.

A draft bill provides for a major expansion of eligible material, a move the ACLU and AMP said threatens to reduce competition in genetic testing.

Key test growth drivers in the quarter included tuberculosis, Cardio IQ, drug monitoring, and hemapathology blood cancer testing, "all of which showed revenue growth" in Q1.

The agency addressed industry stakeholder's concerns about its proposed diagnostic regulatory framework at the American Clinical Laboratory Association's annual meeting.

The discussion draft includes the regulatory proposals, including precertification, the FDA provided to legislators in a technical assistance document.

Diagnostic executives say the revenue-based excise tax has curtailed innovation and investment across the industry, and they expect a repeal would spur job creation.

Seventeen organizations don't support the Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act as written and would like lawmakers to advance a CLIA-centric framework.


The industry advocates passage of new diagnostic oversight legislation in 2018.

The legislation would establish an alternative approach for reviewing a subset of moderate-risk Class II devices.

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