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Qiagen also announced plans to launch a new $100 million share repurchase program after completing its current $200 million share repurchase commitment.

The firm said that it placed about 50 sample-to-answer molecular systems under contract during Q1, and it had about 625 active sample-to-answer product customers.

The test is designed to determine breast cancer risk by analyzing a number of factors including breast density, breast biopsy history, and a polygenic score.

Take2 was founded by Chinese University of Hong Kong researchers and will commercialize a cell-free DNA test for early cancer detection.

The next-generation sequencing assay is intended for use in identifying patients with ROS1, NTRK1-3, and ALK gene fusions in advanced solid tumors.

Hologic Introduces Upgrades to Panther MDx System, Touting Scalability, Flexibility

The upgrades include a method to connect Panther systems to create a higher-throughput system that can be configured to different footprints.

The company plans to offer 5.5 million shares of its common stock at $23.25 per share, raising around $127.9 million.

The company, which also trades on the Australian Securities Exchange, has 45 days to submit a plan to the Nasdaq as to regaining compliance.

The diagnostic will now be a contracted service with Anthem Blue Cross of California and 10 of its affiliated health plans.

The companies are using Strata's biomarker technology to identify genomic subpopulations of cancer patients who respond to Arcus' investigational immunotherapy drug.

A CTC and ctDNA analysis suggests that the number of alterations affecting the androgen receptor can offer survival insights for TP53 mutation-free advanced cancer cases.

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Meridian will acquire Quebec City-based GenePOC for $120 million, and hopes to quickly convert customers to a PCR-based instrument.

The companies will commercialize Predigraft, a data analysis tool that provides early predictions of risk for allograft rejection and transplant loss.

The company will use the proceeds for working capital and to repay around $12.4 million of its term loan.

The firm said that its nucleic acid amplification test provides viral load measurements of HIV type 1 groups M/N and O, and HIV-2 within 70 minutes

Within diagnostics, molecular revenues were up 11 percent year over year to $167.8 million. The firm received two new CE marks for early infant diagnosis and testing dried blood spots.

The government payor asked the public to specifically weigh in on the evidence supporting germline testing to assess treatment benefit for patients with hereditary cancer syndromes.

The firm is using a microarray-based platform as part of a laboratory-based test to diagnose different types of stroke from blood samples.

The firm recently submitted an application to the US Food and Drug Administration to expand Cologuard's label to the 45 to 49 age group.

The company plans to present early data this year from its collaboration with Johnson & Johnson to develop a nasal swab-based lung cancer genomic classifier.

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.