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The group is proposing women ages 30 to 65 be screened with cervical cytology every three years or receive testing for high-risk HPV every five years.

Two researchers, who have both received grants from Epigenomics, noted in a JAMA letter that the USPSTF did not use data on the FDA-approved version of the test.

At HudsonAlpha's Genomic Medicine Conference University of North Carolina's Anya Prince discussed insurance coverage of genetic tests and preventive care.

The company said it completed about 54,000 Cologuard tests in Q2, and that the cumulative number of physicians ordering the test since its launch has risen to 41,000.

The GenomeWeb Index fell half a percent in June, underperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but far outpacing the Nasdaq and Nasdaq Biotech Index.

However, the task force stopped short of recommending the use of Cologuard or other molecular assays over a variety of well-established non-molecular testing methods.

Researchers are hoping the 100,000-patient WISDOM study will lead to genetically informed breast cancer screening based on a woman's unique risk factors.

In draft recommendations, the guidelines body included the stool-based DNA test as an alternative screen strategy for colorectal cancer, a move the company did not expect.

A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.