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The investment bank said that an edit to CMS guidelines impacts payments for hereditary cancer testing, and could present Myriad with revenue and EPS headwinds.

In a Phase III trial, talazoparib-treated patients had a three-month median progression-free survival advantage over patients treated with chemotherapy chosen by their doctors.

At the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Myriad reported on the ability of its 86 SNP score to predict disease risk for the majority of women of European ancestry.

The $12 million PRIME study will involve 2,000 veterans with major depressive disorder and 250 healthcare providers across 21 VA medical centers.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the firm reported total revenues of $190.2 million, compared to $177.5 million in Q1 2017, beating the consensus Wall Street estimate.

Counsyl Raises $80M

The new funding comes from life sciences investment firm Perceptive Advisors. Home Care Assistance CEO Lily Sarafan has also joined Counsyl's board. 

Elisha Cooke-Moore, from a small town in Oregon, claims her doctors never showed her the test report or offered her genetic counseling to explain the results.

If approved, the companion test can be used to identify which metastatic breast cancer patients have mutations in BRCA1/2 genes and are likely to respond to Lynparza.

The agency has granted the drug and CDx priority review, which Myriad expects to conclude during its fiscal third-quarter ending March 31, 2018.

The index gained 1 percent, outperforming the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, but underperforming the Dow, which gained 2 percent.

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.