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The portable device runs an isothermal amplification assay to detect genetic material from strains of tuberculosis in resource limited areas.  

The investment bank noted that Hologic could be the "biggest beneficiary from tax reform" in its coverage with a potential 8 percent benefit to earnings per share.

There were fewer mergers and acquisitions in the omics space in 2017, breaking a two-year streak of growth — however, the deals themselves stayed fairly large.

Get the latest news in the Genetics and Genomics industries right here. For the week of Dec 15, 2017.

Overall, the company reported its total revenues grew 29 percent year over year to $6.83 billion. It also said that it is reorganizing the Alere business, completed earlier this month. 

The company immediately borrowed $255 million to pay part of the $680 million price tag for Alere's MeterPro cardiovascular and toxicology business and its BNP assay business.

The offer of $402 per share was made in connection with Abbott's acquisition of Alere, which was completed on Tuesday.

Abbott said in an SEC filing today that the "aggregate consideration" paid regarding the merger was about $4.6 billion and that Alere is now an Abbott subsidiary.

Abbott's tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Alere's Series B convertible perpetual preferred stock at $402 per share is now scheduled to expire on Oct. 3. 

The firm said that it will soon apply for a CLIA waiver of the second-generation test,which can report positive results in as little as five minutes

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.