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After reporting a 27 percent increase in its fiscal third quarter revenues, Myriad Genetics this week outlined three strategic directives for diversifying its revenue base, including growing sales of its existing tests in the US, launching new tests and companion diagnostics in a

In addition to a five-marker diagnostic test that the company plans to launch in the second half of 2011, Myriad is developing a second melanoma test that would gauge survival benefit.

Myriad will develop tests using genetic markers acquired from Melanoma Diagnostics.

Under the terms of the deal, Myriad will have commercialization rights to "all tests derived from the technology on a worldwide basis in exchange for upfront fees and contingent payments based upon the commercial success of the products."

Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.