In Brief This Week: Illumina; FDA, Exact Sciences, Epigenomics; Source BioScience; Bureau Veritas, Maxxam Analytics International; 1st Detect, Rigaku | GenomeWeb

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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The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.