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Several of the top molecular diagnostic firms presented at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday discussing product portfolios, FDA clearances, and plans for 2018.

Companies in the life science tools and molecular diagnostics spaces provided updates on their businesses at the 36th annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week in San Francisco.

More than a third of NGS users plan to purchase a new sequencing system within a year, according to the survey, conducted by GenomeWeb and investment bank William Blair. 

The investment bank said that Danaher, Illumina, Qiagen, and Thermo Fisher Scientific were its top picks. 

The firm said the charges, related to deferred tax assets, revaluation of deferred tax liabilities, and other tax provisions, won't affect its adjusted EPS.

Qiagen reported third quarter revenues of $364.0 million, up from $338.7 million a year ago and just above analysts' average estimate of $363.3 million.

The Qiagen-led Allele Frequency Community, founded in 2015, is improving the diagnosis of rare diseases by offering ethnically diverse reference sets.

The International Commission on Missing Persons and Qiagen have launched a next-generation sequencing workflow for missing persons DNA identification.

Under a new agreement, Centogene will integrate its CentoMD database of phenotype/genotype variants of rare diseases into the Qiagen bioinformatics platform.

Companies are now expected to have their tests cleared by authorities for clinical use, and to bring their entire catalogs into line with the new regulations by May 2022.

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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.