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Decreased sales in the firm's centralized and point-of-care business and diabetes care business were partially offset by strong growth in the molecular diagnostics business.

A study of 10 commercial labs offering NIPT in the US found that none followed all recommendations for reporting results and informing patients and providers.

Symbolized by its first time exhibiting at HIMSS, Roche Diagnostics is using data to bridge the worlds of imaging, sequencing, diagnostics, drug discovery, and treatment.

Although analyses for other drugs in the class have failed to confirm the influence of genotype, Dalcor is moving forward with its clinical trial, expecting some results by the end of this year.

The Navify software, which Roche launched today, provides annotation, interpretation, and clinical reporting of next-generation sequencing tests for cancer.

In addition, a German court found in December that German NIPT company Cenata infringes Streck's patent.

The British molecular diagnostics firm recently completely a redesign of its point-of-care system, called Q-POC, and is planning to seek a CE-IVD mark for the device later this year.

The Polish company recently received 9 million Polish złoty ($2.4 million) from the country's National Center for Research and Development to support its activities.

The team evaluated BSTs from Norgen, Streck, Roche Diagnostics and PreAnalytix, and said Norgen's was the best in terms of genetic material storage.

Roche Diagnostics had sales of CHF 12.88 billion in 2018. For the fourth quarter, diagnostics sales totaled CHF 3.5 billion, up 10 percent year over 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.