NEW YORK, May 16 - Variagenics said today it plans to lay off 30 percent of its workforce and jettison its NuCleave business in an attempt to reign in cash burn and focus more tightly on its molecular diagnostics business.
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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.
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