Tag Archives: Genome

Blue Shield of California to cover whole genome sequencing of critically-ill children

Blue Shield of California has become among the first health insurers in the nation to cover the cost of whole genome sequencing to help critically-ill babies and children in intensive care who have an unexplained medical condition. Blue Shield of California will cover rapid and ultra-rapid whole genome sequencing done by the San Diego-based Rady… Read More »

Viewpoints: Stop Talking About Expanding Medicare. Fix Its Financial Flaws Instead; Why Do We Need Anymore Lessons On The Societal Risks Of Genome Editing?

Editorial writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: Modest Cuts Could Save Medicare From Disaster Instead of debating how to expand Medicare coverage, politicians should focus on fixing the fatal financial flaws in the existing program that threaten to bankrupt the nation. Medicare spent 3.6% of gross domestic product… Read More »