NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rosetta Genomics today said that Novitas, a designated Medicare contractor, has informed the firm that it plans to cover its miRview mets2 assay for all Medicare beneficiaries.

Rosetta's shares climbed as high as $7.84 in Wednesday trade on the Nasdaq, before closing at $4.99, up 208 percent.

The miRview mets2 test identifies tumor of origin in primary and metastatic cancer including cancer of unknown or uncertain primary.

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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.