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Mergers and acquisitions in the omics space rose for the second year in a row, but the increase was significantly less than the 33 percent uptick in 2015 deals.

The evidence-based guidelines for testing individuals at risk of latent or active TB infection include recommendations on interferon-gamma release and molecular assays.

The qPCR-based test was shown to differentiate cancerous and non-cancerous tissue and predict biochemical recurrence, and can be used on small, degraded samples. 

The partners will offer pharmaceutical firms a complete next-generation sequencing-based solution for the development and commercialization of companion diagnostic tests.

The GeneReader will feature a new sequencing chemistry that Qiagen believes circumnavigates an ongoing IP dispute with Illumina and provides enhanced performance.

The company beat analysts' consensus estimates on both the top and bottom lines as its molecular diagnostics sales rose 9 percent at constant exchange rates.

Qiagen plans to appeal the decision to block the sale of its GeneReader NGS system and is also working on an upgrade to replace the portion under dispute. 

Qiagen plans to return about $250 million to shareholders through a program that combines a direct capital repayment with a reverse stock split.

The QIAseq panels, which are available now, are the first of three major product launches Qiagen has planned for the second half of the year.

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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.