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The company had a profit of £3.4 million, or £0.01 per share, for the year compared to a loss of £9.6 million, or £0.03 per share, the previous year.

Elucigene has been developing in vitro diagnostics for oncology and reproductive health, including tests for cystic fibrosis screening and prenatal fetal aneuploidy screening.

The company said its higher revenues were due in part to international performance including continued penetration of Middle Eastern and Asian markets.

Under the terms of the agreement, Yourgene will offer its NIPT products on Thermo's NGS instruments in Southeast Asia and pay off its debts to Thermo.

The company, which changed its name from Premaitha Health last month, saw a 73 percent increase in testing volumes during the first half of fiscal year 2018.

A brief recap of Genetics/Genomics news the week of Oct 5, 2018: OncoDNA, Interpace Diagnostics, B. Braun Melsungen & CeGat, and Premaitha

The placing and subscription shares that are part of the offering are expected to start trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange later this month.

The company plans to use parts of the proceeds from the offering to pay for the recent settlement with Illumina.

By early 2020, the UK company plans to develop a version of its Iona test that uses Illumina's sequencing technology.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.