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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 Life Sciences business grew 10 percent year over year, while the Diagnostics business inched up 1 percent.

Though the test is already commercially available, the firm met with the FDA last year to discuss plans for a randomized controlled trial to support regulatory approval.

How labs — including those that are part of other healthcare systems — offering PGx testing will react to Inova's decision to not engage with the FDA remains to be seen.

Qiagen's test is intended to identify advanced bladder cancer patients with alterations in FGFR3 or FGFR2 genes and who are likely to respond to erdafitinib.

For 2019, the firm's total revenues from commercial operations, licensing, and collaborations are expected to grow to more than €3 million.

Pharmacogenetics and legal experts took particular issue with the agency's suggestion that "established" drug/gene relationships are found only in FDA-approved drug labels.

The firm is seeking approval of myChoice HRD as a test that can identify ovarian, fallopian, or peritoneal cancer patients deficient in homologous recombination DNA repair.

The New York Times reports on Scott Gottlieb's plans as he steps down as commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration.

The agency said the MediMap tests are in violation of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they are intended, in part, for use in disease diagnosis.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.