• coronavirus Oct 16

    Boston Lab Facing Penalties After COVID-19 Testing Errors

    When she first spotted ads for a child DNA test marketed by the Boston company Orig3n, Katie Stoll wanted to learn more. Stoll, executive director of the Genetic Support Foundation, a nonprofit that works to increase access to genetic counseling, said she was concerned about the ethics of genetic testing for kids. She decided to buy a test and...

  • Orig3n Sep 9

    After False Positives, Mass. Suspends Coronavirus Testing Lab

    A Boston-based coronavirus testing lab that counts dozens of nursing homes among its clients has been suspended by the state after it returned nearly 400 false positive tests, state officials say. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health opened an investigation in early August after it became aware of an unusually high positive rate of COVID-19 tests reported by Orig3n Laboratory,…

  • Massachusetts Sep 9

    Orig3n Laboratory Suspended After False Positives

    A Boston-based coronavirus testing lab that counts dozens of nursing homes among its clients has been suspended by the state after it returned nearly 400 false positive tests, state officials say.

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