NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GenMark Diagnostics reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its third quarter revenues declined 12 percent year over year in the wake of a key customer shifting to a competitor's platform.

The loss of the account, plus the challenges experienced by US customers who offer its pharmacogenomic tests in gaining reimbursement, caused the company to lower its full-year 2013 guidance.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

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