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Diagnostics Policy & Legislation

News on government policy and legislation impacting life science and diagnostics.

The deal provides whole-genome sequencing for patients with rare diseases or cancer and could make sequencing part of the standard of care for NHS England.

The decision means the ruling by an appeals court that Mayo did not infringe on Athena's patent on a method of diagnosing myasthenia gravis will stand.

The legislation is intended to allow states to conduct whole-genome sequencing on children on Medicaid who have a disease with a suspected genetic cause.

While legislation and lawsuits sought to blunt PAMA's impact, labs also employed new technologies and strategies to cope with anticipated price cuts.

New funding may help improve stalled HIV interventions, in part, by spurring on diagnostic testing access and initiatives.