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The liquid biopsy firm reported revenues of $60.8 million for the quarter, easily surpassing the consensus Wall Street estimate of $45.4 million.

The GenomeWeb Index, which now has 32 companies, lost 2.6 percent in September while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2 percent over the same period.

Industry experts say a receptive market and investor interest in new technologies have spurred the increase in genomics tools and molecular diagnostics IPOs. 

In response to CMS reopening its national coverage determination to address its germline testing policy, stakeholders point out areas of concern and confusion.  

The company is on track to submit Guardant360 to the FDA in the third quarter, but also expects to see pan-cancer reimbursement much sooner.

The company sold nearly twice as many tests as in Q2 last year, with clinical test revenue more than doubling and total revenue reaching $54 million for the quarter.

The firm has joined forces with AstraZeneca, the IASLC, and the Global Lung Cancer Coalition, with a goal to double five-year survival rates by 2025.

Guardant told a federal judge that it believes Foundation Medicine and Personal Genome Diagnostics are coordinating to invalidate its patents.

The researchers found differences in mutational patterns among their African-American patients and that liquid biopsies seem to catch metastases early.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has denied Foundation Medicine's request for Inter Partes review.

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A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.