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The bank rated companies like Thermo Fisher Scientific and Agilent at Buy, Illumina and PerkinElmer at Hold, and Myriad Genetics and Luminex at Sell.

New data suggest that measuring AR-V7 expression only in the nuclei of circulating tumor cells might better predict therapeutic benefit in prostate cancer patients.

Executives from Genomic Health, Meridian Bioscience, and Qiagen provided updates on their companies at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

Grade 3 breast tumors generally have worse prognoses, but SEER data showed that Oncotype DX can identify a large proportion of patients who do well without chemo.

The evaluation presented at SABCS last week highlighted the importance of considering node-positive and -negative patients, and incorporating clinical information with molecular tests. 

Agendia is launching a patient access program to position MammaPrint in clinics, while other test makers are taking a wait-and-see approach.

The firm said that it delivered more than 29,990 test results in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 27,820 results delivered in Q3 2015.

The GenomeWeb Index fell nearly 9 percent in October, doubling back on September's 5 percent gain and underperforming the Dow and the Nasdaq.

The results showed overall high concordance between test results and whether patients received chemotherapy, with some relevant exceptions.

The company is moving forward in working with early adopters in a limited setting of lung cancer testing, but still plans to expand its test to other cancers soon.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.