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Some of the biggest players in the life science tools and diagnostics industries including Danaher, Agilent, and Hologic presented on day two of the conference, discussing plans for 2018.

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.

The company expects to see lower growth in products and services due to timing issues in obtaining billable cases from contracted customers.

The firm said the charges, related to deferred tax assets, revaluation of deferred tax liabilities, and other tax provisions, won't affect its adjusted EPS.

The company said that EPS for next year is anticipated to be between $3.50 and $3.60. On an adjusted basis, EPS is expected in the range of $4.25 to $4.35. 

The company beat analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines, with growth reported in its crosslab, diagnostics and genomics, and life sciences and applied market groups.

Though revenues from its non-invasive heart transplant rejection test AlloMap fell about 5 percent, CareDx is already being reimbursed by Medicare for its new AlloSure test.

The firm's 14 percent growth in molecular diagnostics sales was driven primarily by continued strength across its Aptima women's health products globally.

GenMark placed 65 ePlex analyzers in Q3, the first full quarter after the platform's launch in the US, and it expects to exit 2017 with up to 200 placements.

The company saw total revenues of $27 million and product revenues of $16.9 million, as it had estimated in preliminary earnings report last month.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.