Meridian Bioscience

The firm saw modest growth in both its life science and diagnostics divisions and increased its guidance for the year.

The firm saw double-digit growth in both its core diagnostics and life sciences businesses, with losses in its Magellan lead testing division.

The firm saw a 6 percent increase in fiscal fourth quarter revenues, with growth in both its diagnostics and life science segments.

The firm attributes the positive results to efforts to strengthen its US diagnostics business and stabilize its core diagnostics product families of H. pylori and food testing.

The Index fell less than 1 percent in July, underperforming the Dow, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.

The firm's life science segment grew revenues 8 percent, but revenues from its diagnostics segment saw revenues retreated 4 percent. 

The GenomeWeb Index rose nearly 3 percent in May, vastly outperforming the Dow and Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.

The company's second quarter revenue growth was driven in part by strong sales from its life science segment.

P. falciparum by Dr. Osaro Erhabor, Wikimedia Commons

The studies provide further support for Meridian's Illumigene Malaria as a tool for routine screening of travelers in non-endemic areas of the world.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.