NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics today reported that its second-quarter revenues declined 3 percent year over year, as the diagnostics information services firm missed Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line.

Quest had revenues of $1.82 billion for the three months ended June 30, compared to $1.88 billion for Q2 2012. It fell short of the consensus analysts' estimate of $1.84 billion.

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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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