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LabCorp will be able to develop and commercialize the test for patients with an elevated PSA to determine their risk of having clinically significant prostate cancer.

Protein platforms revenues grew 21 percent, while biotechnology revenues were up 18 percent, and diagnostic revenues increased 2 percent.

The firm said it saw strong reimbursement for the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence test and increased private payor reimbursement for its Genomic Prostate test.

Exosome markets a urine-based test called ExoDx Prostate (IntelliScore) to help determine whether patients with ambiguous PSA tests needs a prostate biopsy.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: structural variants affecting regulatory loci in prostate cancer, immune features in the breast cancer microenvironment, and more.

Palmetto proposes to cover the assay for prostate cancer patients who are at very low and low risk of negative outcomes with active surveillance by NCCN guidelines.

The final LCD, which expands Medicare coverage of the firm's ConfirmMDx test to all providers, becomes effective on Sept. 3.

The company hopes to launch its first clinical cancer test within the next year, after spending the last several years conducting validation studies.

One study characterized an allele linked to aggressive prostate cancer, while the other explored the range of structural variations within metastatic disease.

The work is being funded with $26.5 million from the 21st Century Cures Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.