SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) - The 36th annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference kicked off here on Monday with some of the life science tools and molecular diagnostics industries heavyweights presenting. Below are brief reports on the presentations and breakout sessions covered by our team at the conference.

Genomic Health

Following an expected profitable 2017, Genomic Health CEO Kim Popovits said that the company expects to record another profit in 2018 fueled by anticipated double-digit growth in 2018 revenues.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.