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Once these coverage decisions are fully implemented, 90 percent of breast cancer patients will have coverage for EndoPredict, Myriad estimated.

During an earnings call, company executives discussed plans to grow reimbursement of new tests, stabilize pricing, and save costs through a number of projects.

The increase in overall fourth quarter sales was due to contributions from new products in the company's portfolio.

The Index gained 2 percent in June, outperforming the Dow and the Nasdaq, but underperforming the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, which gained nearly 9 percent.

NGeneBio is moving ahead with plans to have the test cleared for diagnostic use in Korea, while envisioning a 2019 submission to the US FDA.

Under an agreement, Angsana's network of physicians in Hong Kong will be able to order Counsyl's expanded carrier screening test. 

Counsyl believes its data is robust, while Natera has called the methodology and conclusions "gratuitously wrong." Both published opposing response letters this week.

The long-term pricing contract covers hereditary cancer testing, GeneSight, and a number of other diagnostics, but doesn't extend to coverage. 

The first randomized study to show a PARP inhibitor benefits advanced breast cancer patients is also a sign of the expanding utility of BRCA testing in precision medicine.

The company said the number of lives now covered for EndoPredict has gone up to 109 million.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.