FDA’s New Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Platform Intended to Increase Collaboration among Scientists, Pathologists, and Clinical Laboratory Experts

Federal agency hopes its open-source precisionFDA web portal will aid in development of laboratory-developed tests and inform regulatory decision-making

One recent initiative launched by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to foster the greater sharing of genetic information may be of some value to pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists  who are developing laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) that incorporate molecular and genetic technologies.

The FDA unveiled an open-source platform for community sharing of genetic information. It is called precisionFDA, and the FDA describes its new web platform as an “online, cloud-based portal that will allow scientist from industry, academia, government, and other partners to come together to foster innovation and develop the science” of next-generation DNA sequencing processing. (more…)