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A longitudinal study of the Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm has found that the algorithm in combination with transvaginal ultrasound offers suitable specificity and positive predictive value for it to be used as an ovarian cancer screening test in post-menopausal women.

This article has been updated from a version posted Oct. 12 to include additional information.

Australian diagnostics firm Healthlinx has reached an agreement to sell the majority of its intellectual property along with existing commercial and distribution agreements to newly formed San Diego-based diagnostics company Mane Cancer Diagnostics.

According to data presented this week at the European Society of Gynecological Oncology meeting in Milan, Vermillion's OVA1 ovarian cancer diagnostic achieved 98.1 percent sensitivity when used in conjunction with imaging.

This story originally ran on Sept. 6 and has been updated to include comments from a competing firm.
By Adam Bonislawski

The quarter's OVA1 sales numbers exceeded Vermillion's guidance of between 3,200 and 3,500 tests and the company predicted that sales would continue to accelerate, offering a guidance of between 4,000 and 4,300 tests for Q3. Concerns about costs and potential competitors loom, however.

By combining HE4 with CA125 detection capabilities in a single test, Abbott is hoping to improve doctors' ability to identify women at risk for ovarian cancer.

BD and Fujirebio will develop diagnostic products that contain Fujirebio's biomarkers that will run on BD's multiplex testing platform.

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ScienceInsider reports that a new security policy at the US Food and Drug Administration may prevent foreign nationals from working there.

WBUR in Boston looks into Orig3n's genetic fitness assessments to find more research is needed.

Cleveland.com reports that getting a DNA profile removed from a law enforcement database can be tricky.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutations contribute to non-syndromic craniosynostosis, fungal tree of life, and more.