In Brief This Week: Quest Diagnostics; Pacific Biosciences; GeneNews; Genea Stem Cells; Analytical & Life Science Systems Association | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics this week said that it intends to sell its HemoCue point-of-care diagnostics business and will report results associated with that business, as well as the OralDNA business that it sold last month, as discontinued operations in its fourth-quarter financials. Quest said that it expects to take a charge of $89.5 million, or $.56 per share, related to the discontinued operations for the quarter.

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