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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A mathematical model of the benefits of co-testing for cervical cancer screening has shown that the approach could be more cost effective than Pap or human papillomavirus molecular testing alone, in part by reducing unneeded medical procedures. 

The analysis, which was performed by researchers at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Truven Health Analytics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was presented last week at the International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research meeting.

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The Washington Post reports that a US Senate committee voted this week to approve the nomination of Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

Nature News reports that gene therapy approaches are tackling sickle cell disease, but that the cost of treatment is a concern.

One gene regulates hundreds of others to influence facial development, according to New Scientist.

In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.

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28
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This webinar will discuss how Moffitt Cancer Center has implemented a new capture-based application to accurately assess myeloid malignancies by detecting complex variants in challenging genes in a single experiment.