NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina said this week that its board has authorized the repurchase of up to $250 million of the company's common stock. The new repurchase program is in addition to Illumina's current program, which has $117.5 million available for share repurchases.


The US Food and Drug Administration confirmed by notice in the Federal Register that its Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee will review Exact Sciences' premarket approval application for the Cologuard colorectal screening test on March 27.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

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