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The investment bank gave the company's stock an Outperform rating with a target price of $90 per share.

The test reduces hands-on time by enabling labs to simultaneously assess Factor II and Factor V gene mutations from a single patient sample, Roche said.

The test runs on the BD Viper LT system and detects 14 high-risk types of human papilloma virus.

The Sentosa SA201 HSV-1/2 PCR test detects herpes virus DNA from oral or anal skin lesions in symptomatic patients.

Centogene opened a Boston office in December and plans to open a lab there in a few months as it awaits an FDA decision on its clinical tool.

Executives at two commercial payors said they'd follow CMS' lead when it comes to patients covered under Medicare but beyond that their support for the agency's policy is less clear. 

An extended labeling claim has added detection of three additional EGFR mutations to help ID NSCLC patients for whom Boehringer Ingelheim's Gilotrif is indicated.

Several of the top molecular diagnostic firms presented at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday discussing product portfolios, FDA clearances, and plans for 2018.

Companies in the life science tools and molecular diagnostics spaces provided updates on their businesses at the 36th annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week in San Francisco.

The test  runs on the GeneSTAT system, and has demonstrated 100 percent sensitivity, 99.6 percent specificity, and 100 percent reproducibility. 

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In a cartoon, Vox explores the lack of women among this year's winners of the Nobel Prize.

Science reports a new US defense bill would establish two groups aimed at combating foreign influence on research. 

Nature Biotechnology discusses promising early results from two clinical trials of CRISPR-based therapy for β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.