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The legal battle began last fall when LabCorp subsidiary Esoterix and Johns Hopkins University sued Myriad alleging infringement of four patents. 

With numerous avenues being researched and commercial companies now launching tests, clincians are anticipating exciting new tools but judging quality and utility has become challenging.

The groups said they hope their recommendations lead to higher-quality sequencing results in the lab and better care for cancer patients in the clinic.

The company said that changes it made in the fourth quarter, including a recently announced restructuring plan, will lead to improvements in 2017.

Agendia said that the guidelines reflect MammaPrint's rank as the only multigene test to receive level 1A status, based on prospective, randomized data from the MINDACT clinical trial.

Startup companies are taking on personalized medicine, CNET reports.

Bruce Booth writes at Life Sci VC that biotech clusters like Boston and San Francisco are getting even more consolidated.

The Verge speaks with Mark and Scott Kelly, who are the subjects of NASA's Twin Study.

In Genome Biology this week: genes linked to Hirschsprung disease, structural variant patterns in autism, and more.