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The company also said it will release its first polygenic risk score for cardiovascular disease early this year.

Japan's Nichirei will register Biocartis' Idylla MDx oncology products with the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Further analysis linked the new loci to genes implicated in immune-related tissues and cell types, as well as to lipid-related processes, suggesting their involvement in disease development

The test combines qPCR and microarray technology to detect carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae, a bacteria resistance to carbapenem antibiotics.

In a preliminary financial report, the company said it is expecting revenues of more than $144 million and to have tested more than 300,000 samples.

The firm reported that it expects product and service revenue of approximately $23.5 million for the fourth quarter of last year and $83.5 million for full-year 2018.

The company said 100 US transplant centers provided its AlloSure kidney transplant test to almost 3,400 patients in Q4.

Data from the GUIDED study will be central to commercial payor discussions, a Medicare LCD reconsideration request, and eventually expansion into the primary care market.

The company said it completed approximately 292,000 Cologuard tests during the fourth quarter.

With the acquisition, Qiagen will integrate N-of-One’s MarkerMine database into its core technology to help customers design new, targeted therapies.

The company said it continues to see volatility in the timing of its collaboration revenues but is confident in the long-term growth of its biopharma business.

The firm also posted full-year revenue growth of approximately 3 percent to $315 million, near the top end of its guidance of $310 million to $316 million and above analysts' consensus estimate.

The round was led by Meritech Capital, with participation from Fidelity and Wells Fargo, and brings the company's total financing to date to $243 million.

The company's diagnostics, diagnostics excluding blood, and breast health divisions are all anticipated to post healthy year-over-year improvements.

Paragon and MGI Tech — a unit of BGI — have signed a distribution deal for certain of their respective next-generation sequencing panels and sample prep products.

The firms will partner on studies needed to support and secure US regulatory approval for the Elio tissue complete assay.

The investment bank upgraded the company's stock to an Outperform rating from Market Perform but lowered its price target to $37 per share.

A brief recap of Genetics/Genomics news the week of Jan 4, 2019: Pacific Biosciences, Promega, Natera, OrigiMed, GeneNews, Fulgen Genetics, and Tubingen

In a letter to CMS, AMP made a case for crosswalking existing CPT codes for BRCA1/2 testing to codes that more accurately reflect the work required to analyze these genes.

Upon clearance of the platform, the company will commercialize the TruDiagnosis, an IVD system for genotyping multiple genes in a DNA sample, this year.

The company also reaffirmed its guidance for the fourth quarter, and continues to expect revenues of $46.5 million to $48.0 million and EPS of $.09 to $.11.

Adaptive will use its T-cell receptor screening platform to identify TCRs that can be used to target individual cancer patients' neoantigens.

The companies will integrate PierianDx's informatics solution with two of Illumina's NGS cancer research panels and as well as future IVD products.

The Series E financing will go, in part, toward expansion of the company's US presence by growing its workforce and marketing to more American hospitals.

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Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.