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Diagnostics company OncoHealth recently presented three studies demonstrating the ability of its protein biomarkers HPV, E6, and E7 to distinguish between insignificant human papillomavirus infections and those that could lead to cervical cancer.

Quest Diagnostics last month launched a molecular diagnostic for women who have received unclear reports about their risk of cervical cancer after being tested on standard Pap smears or HPV tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As it awaits completion of its $3.7 billion buy of Gen-Probe, Hologic reported after the close of the market on Monday that its diagnostics business segment grew 11 percent year over yea

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic today announced the Netherlands Society for Pathology has approved the use of the Hologic Cervista HPV HR test in the Dutch national cervical screening program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Once the $3.7 billion Hologic acquisition of Gen-Probe is completed, Gen-Probe will become the "hub" of Hologic's diagnostics business, and in addition to selling the San Diego company's

BRL launches InCellDx's HPV mRNA Test
Bio-Reference Laboratories announced this week that its GenPath Women's Health division has launched a new test called GenCerv.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen and Roche today welcomed new guidelines recommending the use of molecular testing for human papillomavirus screening in conjunction with Pap smears.

This story has been updated from a previous version to clarify comments regarding the Aptima HPV test specificity.
By Ben Butkus

The device, named the Verisante Aura, uses Raman spectroscopy to measure levels of various biomarkers – including proteins, nucleic acids, and metabolites – in skin lesions. In initial clinical trials it distinguished between benign and malignant lesions with 100-percent sensitivity and 70-percent specificity.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.