NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic reported after the close of the market on Monday that revenues for its fiscal third quarter rose 33 percent year over, helped by the inclusion of revenues from its Gen-Probe acquisition.

The Bedford, Mass.-based firm said that for the three months ended June 29, revenues increased to $626.1 million, up from $470.2 a year ago, but narrowly missed the average Wall Street estimate of $626.8 million.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

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