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The company outlined its plans to launch a kidney transplant rejection test that is based on cell-free DNA in 2019 and described its progress in breast cancer research.

The Belgian cancer center plans to evaluate Natera's ctDNA assay for evaluating response and detecting minimal residual disease in breast cancer patients. 

The firm said it would likely do a joint submission of its ctDNA assay to the FDA and CMS for approval and a national coverage determination.

The molecular diagnostics firm recognized $62.3 million in first quarter 2018 revenues, and it processed more than 164,000 tests.

The company presented three posters at AACR, two of which demonstrated insights from its circulating DNA monitoring in colorectal and bladder cancers.

The suit alleges that Natera's Panorama test infringes US Patent No. 9,493,831 patent, which covers sequencing library preparation methods applied to maternal blood samples.

In Q4 Natera tallied revenues of $53.8 million compared to $49.3 million a year ago, falling short of the consensus Wall Street estimate of $57.1 million.

Natera and Qiagen have signed a 10-year agreement to develop cell-free DNA assays for use on Qiagen's GeneReader next-generation sequencing system.

The company agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging it improperly billed government health plans for its genetic tests.

The Index outperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, and reversed the 3 percent loss it saw in December.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.