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PacBio's shares skyrocketed 76 percent in November on the news that Illumina plans to acquire the firm for $1.2 billion in cash.

MDx revenues increased 3 percent to $158.0 million, but excluding non-recurring royalty revenue in the prior-year period, MDx revenues increased 10 percent.

Smaller multiplex molecular panels of five or fewer targets will be covered, while a determination of gastrointestinal panel coverage is expected soon.

Qiagen's partnership and merger agreement with NeuMoDx may help it compete with high-volume molecular testing vendors such as Abbott, Hologic, and Roche.

In response to public comment on draft recommendations published last year, the USPSTF changed course and retained cotesting as an option.

Clinical research has shown that the assay exhibited 100 percent sensitivity compared to culture-based testing methods, Hologic said.

The firm's diagnostics division was up 4 percent. Molecular diagnostics grew 7 percent, cytology & perinatal was flat, and blood screening was down 2 percent.

The Cobas HPV Test is now approved for use as a primary screening test with BD's SurePath and Hologic's ThinPrep PreservCyt Solution.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.