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The firm beat analysts' consensus estimates on both the top and bottom lines, and it raised its 2018 annual revenue guidance.

The tests have received coverage decisions from a number of Blue Cross Blue Shield plans this year including ones in California and New Jersey.

The study demonstrates that Veracyte's new test improves upon an earlier version in its ability to identify thyroid nodules that are likely to be benign.

At least half a dozen cancer phenotypes showed significant associations with GWAS variant-based polygenic risk scores in a new phenome-wide association study.

The company beat the analysts' average estimate on the top line but missed it on the bottom line as it posted a net loss of $3.2 million.

The company recognized $20 million in Q1 revenues and grew its testing volume by 18 percent.

Veracyte will use its Afirma assay to analyze thyroid cancers and inform Loxo's drug development pipeline for targeted therapies.

The payor published positive medical policy coverage for the ThyGenX and ThyraMir assays for thyroid nodules deemed indeterminate by standard cytopathological analysis.

Interpace said that its two thyroid tests are now covered for over 280 million patients nationwide including Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and national and regional health plans.

The company plans to launch an RNA sequencing-based test to help subtype and determine treatment for thyroid cancer, and a test to detect noninvasive lung cancer.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.