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The test MRSA and MSSA directly from blood culture samples in about one hour, compared to between 48 and 72 hours with other methods, the company said. 

The investment bank gave the company's stock an Outperform rating with a target price of $90 per share.

Supports Them All

Studies funded by the National Institutes of Health supported each of the more than 200 drugs approved in the US between 2010 and 2016, according to Stat News.

While the President's budget proposal would slash the NIH's budget by 27 percent, the White House is seeking additional funding to bring the agency's budget to its 2017 level.

The company has also developed two liquid biopsy cancer test, Liquid GPS Core for DNA and Liquid GPS Expression for RNA.

Coming 'Round

The New York Times writes that some critics of Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, are warming up to him.

BMS amended an ongoing Phase III study of Opdivo and Yervoy to evaluate outcomes based on tumor mutational burden using Foundation Medicine's NGS companion diagnostic.

The Sentosa SA201 HSV-1/2 PCR test detects herpes virus DNA from oral or anal skin lesions in symptomatic patients.

Centogene opened a Boston office in December and plans to open a lab there in a few months as it awaits an FDA decision on its clinical tool.

The clinicals labs contributing to the database are adding more case-level data and focusing on outlier interpretations.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.