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The company delivered organic growth across its four business segments and raised its revenue and earnings guidance for the year.

Within Diagnostics, year-over-year core laboratory Q3 revenues rose 8 percent to $1.18 billion but molecular diagnostics revenues fell 8 percent to $111 million.

Qiagen will develop IVDs for use on Illumina's clinical sequencers and reported preliminary Q3 revenue growth of 3 percent at a constant exchange rate.

The Belgian oncology molecular diagnostics firm reported a 17 percent increase in product sales but said that sales of cartridges in the US were lower than expected. 

The index, which slightly underperformed the Dow Jones, had a smaller loss in August than in the previous month.

The firm's diagnostics and genomics group saw an 11 percent year-over-year revenue increase in the third quarter.

The company beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom line, driven by sales of its Panorama noninvasive prenatal and Horizon carrier screening tests.

The company sold nearly twice as many tests as in Q2 last year, with clinical test revenue more than doubling and total revenue reaching $54 million for the quarter.

The firm reported revenues of $13.6 million and raised full-year revenue guidance, but revised full-year earnings guidance downward.

Mass cytometry revenues increased 28 percent to $17.5 million year over year, but microfluidics revenues dropped 16 percent to $10.7 million.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.