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Diagnostics Policy & Legislation

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

The college wants genetic counselors to work with doctors when ordering genetic tests, but not all medical geneticists agree the stance is good for patients.

The administration will expand COVID-19 testing for schools and underserved populations, increase manufacturing of testing supplies, and increase genomic sequencing.

The organization also supported the recommendation to include $1.75 billion in funding for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Using the Defense Production Act, the companies will bolster manufacturing to provide more than 60 million tests to the US market.

Under the plan, the president will establish a national pandemic testing board to oversee implementation of a unified approach to testing.