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The firm has partnered with the University of Surrey to validate and potentially commercialize a test that detects mRNA biomarkers from patient urine samples.

The company discussed its efforts to grow adoption of its products during a call to discuss second quarter financial results for fiscal year 2018.

UgenTec will develop artificially intelligent software to support interpretation of MDxHealth's ConfirMDx and SelectMDx molecular prostate cancer tests.

The coverage decision is based on the results of an evidence development study the companies launched last year.

The company expects to see lower growth in products and services due to timing issues in obtaining billable cases from contracted customers.

Given the high yield of miRNA markers they were able to isolate, the researchers believe the approach could be commercialized for routine cancer testing.

Experts gathered earlier this year to write a consensus statement on prostate cancer genetic risk testing, counseling, and genetics-informed disease management.

The investment bank previously had a Neutral rating for the company, and it lowered the price target on Genomic Health's stock to $25 from $28. 

Genomic Health will test samples from Janssen prostate cancer drug studies to examine whether its test can predict patient outcomes.

Under the terms of the five-year deal, pharmaceutical company Ferrer will sell SelectMDx test directly to urologists in Spain.

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Following its departure from the European Union, the UK is to implement a fast-track visa program aimed at attracting scientific talent to Britain, according to BBC News.

ScienceInsider reports that researchers in Brazil are concerned that a creationist was chosen to run the agency that oversees graduate study programs there.

The Washington Post reports that researchers are quickly analyzing the coronavirus that has been causing illness and sharing their findings.

In PLOS this week: common variant associated with BMI in Arctic populations, analysis of microRNA markers associated with being born small for gestational age, and more.