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The firm also said it is contemplating selling its therapeutics division, and appointed David Bench as its new CFO.

The German company reported its quarterly earnings for the first time as a public company, following the completion of its IPO on Nov. 7.

The GenomeWeb Index outperformed the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq, but underperformed the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index this month.

Yourgene said it continues to consider additional acquisition opportunities to enhance its earnings and to acquire complementary technologies.

The firm's diagnostics and genomics group saw a 5 percent year-over-year revenue increase in the fourth quarter.

The company also said that it expects a clearance decision from US regulators in the near term on a lower respiratory tract infection test that runs on its Unyvero system.

The company's revenues were generated entirely by its discovery services operations, which includes contract research for cancer drug development.

The firm attributed the decline to reluctance of US customers to buy additional units of its Epi proColon colon cancer test amid reimbursement uncertainty.

The company incurred a net loss of $5.2 million, or $.10 per share, slightly exceeding the $.09 per share loss that analysts had predicted on average.

The company signed a distribution agreement in Japan for its Idylla products and also initiated a listing of €150 million in unsecured convertible bonds.

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Forensic genetic firm Verogen has bought the genetic genealogy site GEDmatch.

Researchers have 3D-printed plastic bunnies that encase the information needed to make more such bunnies in DNA, according to Discover magazine.

Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor and executive producer of a new documentary, writes at the Guardian that everyone needs to know about CRISPR.

In PNAS this week: analysis of FOXA1 upregulation in ER-positive breast cancer, gene editing to correct recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and more.