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The article argues that PRS are bad at identifying those who will develop disease but others say this is the same for widely used risk factors.

CMS's move to restrict coverage could limit test access for early-stage cancer patients and negatively impact lab revenues.

Among the firms presenting, 10x noted that it doubled its revenue growth in 2018, and Myriad discussed the impact that new tests are having on its growth.

Data from the GUIDED study will be central to commercial payor discussions, a Medicare LCD reconsideration request, and eventually expansion into the primary care market.

The investment bank upgraded the company's stock to an Outperform rating from Market Perform but lowered its price target to $37 per share.

Peter Meldrum Dies

Co-founder and former CEO of Myriad Genetics, Peter Meldrum, has died, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The test is now approved as a CDx for advanced ovarian cancer patients considering Lynparza as a first-line maintenance treatment.

The group recommends Myriad Genetics' EndoPredict, NanoString's Prosigna, and Genomic Health's Oncotype DX tests for guiding chemotherapy decisions if certain conditions are met.

There were more mergers and acquisitions in the omics space in 2018, reversing the decline experienced in 2017.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.