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Decreased sales in the firm's centralized and point-of-care business and diabetes care business were partially offset by strong growth in the molecular diagnostics business.

Centene will contribute up to $100 million over 10 years to fund research into Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity at WashU.

The assessment incorporates different ethnic backgrounds, but debate continues among researchers on the utility of polygenic risk scores for diabetes.

With gut metagenomic sequences from two population cohorts, investigators identified associations between health traits and microbial structural variants.

23andMe is now offering a type 2 diabetes risk test, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Investigators calculated that the new assay, which includes 67 SNPs, could offer a 50 percent improvement over previous methods if used in newborn screening.

Several of the novel variants the researchers identified are more common among individuals of Japanese ancestry than of European background.

Researchers were able to classify 1,244 of 4,585 putatively clinically relevant rare variants genotyped on the UKB microarray as high quality.

The firm is using collaborations to access the large, diverse cohorts it needs to support its goal of commercializing its SomaScan system as a clinical platform.

The project builds on a collaboration between Bio-Rad and Genetic Analysis using the GA-map clinical test for gut dysbiosis.

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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.