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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Shares of omics research tools and molecular diagnostic firms continued on a bumpy ride in September as the GenomeWeb Daily News Index slipped a little more than 1 percent compared to the end of August.

The Personalized Medicine Coalition announced that Daryl Pritchard will be its new VP of science policy, in charge of promoting the organization's science-related policies and of raising awareness of precision healthcare issues among policymakers, providers, and patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Veracyte announced after the close of the market Thursday that it will acquire Allegro Diagnostics for $7.8 million in cash and $13.2 million in common stock.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Stocks in the omics research tools and molecular diagnostics space were mixed in August as the GenomeWeb Daily News Index moved up almost 3 percent from July, but nearly half of the firms in the index suffered a loss in share price month over month.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Veracyte announced after the close of the market on Wednesday that its revenues for the second quarter increased 71 percent year over year, but still fell short of the consensus analysts' estimate.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Veracyte said today that Highmark and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey issued positive coverage policies for the company's Afirma Gene Expression Classifier.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investment bank Piper Jaffray on Thursday initiated coverage of Veracyte with an overweight rating on the firm's stock and a $21 price target.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Stocks for firms in the omics and molecular diagnostics market provided a mixed bag for the month of May as the GenomeWeb Daily News Index saw a gain of 2 percent month over month.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Veractye's first quarter revenues increased 70 percent year over year, the molecular cytology firm announced after the close of the market on Thursday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Veracyte today said that it has signed a partnership with Fleury Medicine and Health to make its Afirma Gene Expression Classifier for thyroid cancer diagnosis available to patients in Brazil.

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.