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Next-Generation Sequencing

The latest news on next-generation sequencing.

CMS final pricing for a number of CPT codes brings positive news for various gene sequencing procedures and multi-analyte algorithm assays.

ReadCoor is currently using its its technology to map neural circuits in the brain and has projects in the pipeline related to oncology and infectious disease.

In a final policy on comprehensive genomic profiling, Palmetto said that approved registries will have to commit to sharing data, among other requirements. 

The researchers also plan to analyze how payors make coverage decisions for NGS-based gene panels, exome, and whole-genome sequencing clinical tests. 

During an FDA-sponsored workshop last week, participants discussed ideas for a regulatory framework that can evolve with rapidly advancing technology.

Researchers have shown that metagenomic sequencing on the MinIon can identify the pathogen and antimicrobial resistance profile of UTIs in several hours. 

Despite recent bills that argue the advent of NIPS will increase abortion, researchers say that there is not yet enough data.  

The findings, published last week, have prompted Belgian medical genetics centers to routinely report maternal incidental findings from NIPT.

Sequenom, which will be acquired by LabCorp this year, saw an increase in testing for average-risk pregnancies in the quarter, despite lower overall revenues.

The company said it planned to launch version 3 of Panorama this year during a conference call discussing its second quarter 2016 performance.

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