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In PLOS this week: genetic evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, mutation rate variation patterns in people, and more.

Solid MDx revenue growth was driven primarily by sales of Aptima women's health products on the Panther and Tigris platforms.

Papilloplex, a kit to detect and differentiate all 14 high-risk HPV genotypes, can be used on cervical swabs and urine samples.

HPV Through the Ages

Researchers trace the origin of one human papillomavirus lineage to Neanderthals or Denisovans, Vox reports.

Professional, molecular, and tissue diagnostics sales continued to grow during the first three quarters, while diabetes care sales remained in decline.

The firms will target 18 Latin American countries in three years, with the goal of creating a complete HPV diagnostics system for the region.

The pre-market approval application is based on data collected during a two-year prospective study of more than 33,000 women.

The firm's PCR-based products for HPV-associated cancers look at DNA methylation at specific genes and include several sample preparation kits.

Diagnostic systems strength was driven by strong growth in molecular and installations in Western Europe .

Revenues from the company’s molecular diagnostics business grew 6 percent, driven by continued strength in sales of women's health products.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.