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Roche today announced data from its "Addressing the Need for Advanced HPV Diagnostics," or ATHENA, trial in the US to test the ability of its PCR-based genotyping test to identify women with cervical pre-cancer missed by cytological examination with a Pap test.

The trial, which examined more than 47,000 women, demonstrated that one in 10 women age 30 years and older who had a normal Pap test but who tested positive for HPV genotypes 16 and/or 18 with Roche's Cobas 4800 HPV test, had cervical precancer.

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The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.