By Ben Butkus

Cepheid plans to have a menu of nearly 50 molecular diagnostic assays for infectious diseases, hospital-acquired infections, women's health, and sexually transmitted diseases available globally for its GeneXpert instrument family by 2016, a company executive said at an investor conference this week.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.