pancreatic cysts

The seven-gene NGS-based test is available for patients who are found to have pancreatic cysts, and can help physicians decide whether to remove them. 

The diagnostics company said the number of tests accessioned during the quarter grew 60 percent year over year.

The new code is expected to streamline the reimbursement process and positively impact the way remittances are received from Medicare and commercial payors.

The firm performed a long-term, prospective study and noted that the test improved outcomes for patients and helped doctors monitor patients with benign disease.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.

NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.