NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The lower-than-expected 2018 Medicare prices for lab tests released under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act last week could reshape the lab industry, as some labs would be hit harder than others by the drop in prices, some in the industry fear.

Smaller labs without diversified business models, lab industry insiders said, may see the biggest impact.

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Researchers in China have generated mouse pups from same-sex parents, according to Scientific American.

Two research teams find a role for PIEZO2 in touch sensitivity after injury and inflammation.

The South China Morning Post reports that Hong Kong plans to add HK$20 billion (US$2.6 billion) to a research endowment.

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