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The test is approved as a tool to identify which patients with a kind of ovarian cancer are likely to benefit most from Tesaro's Zejula (niraparib).

The legal battle began last fall when LabCorp subsidiary Esoterix and Johns Hopkins University sued Myriad alleging infringement of four patents. 

The GenomeWeb Index rose nearly 5 percent in February, on par with the Dow and slightly outperforming the Nasdaq.

Several MDx firms recently touted BCBS's Evidence Street opinions on their tests as milestones, and Palmetto GBA's MolDx may soon be using its assessments.

The firm said the revenue growth was driven by a return to sequential growth in hereditary cancer testing revenue and sales of GeneSight.

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

There was a lot of growth in the precision medicine field in the past year, and some experts believe the FDA's decision to hold off on regulating LDTs could spur more innovation.

EndoPredict is a kit-based RNA expression test that evaluates 12 genes to assess the aggressiveness of breast cancer on a molecular level, and is set to launch in the US this year.

It was a rough year for biotech stocks — the Nasdaq Biotech Index fell 22 percent even as the Dow gained 13 percent and the Nasdaq gained 8 percent.

Contractor Palmetto GBA issued a draft local coverage determination proposing ending coverage of the test based on factors including a recent critical study.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.