Sividon Diagnostics

Agendia is launching a patient access program to position MammaPrint in clinics, while other test makers are taking a wait-and-see approach.

The acquisition provides Myriad with the EndoPredict test, which is currently offered in Europe and is expected to launch in the US next year.

The analysis showed that one out of 227 node-negative breast cancer patients with the lowest EPclin scores by Sividon's EndoPredict test experienced recurrence over 10 years.

At the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, a Sividon collaborator is scheduled to present a new study including a comparison between EndoPredict and Oncotype DX.

 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.