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The company said Q2 sales increased 11 percent on a currency-neutral basis, driven by growth in both its Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics segments.

The company shared early evidence of the potential of its approach to improve newborn screening for immune disorders, and to offer new tools for other areas like HIV monitoring.

Using samples from obese women with hepatic steatosis, investigators uncovered ties between the condition, gut microbes, metabolites, and liver gene expression.

The team came up with an algorithm called bloodTyper for antigen-typing based on whole-genome sequences.

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A CBS News station in California reports on newborn heel-prick blood spot testing and later use of those samples.

Startup Seqster will offer its personal health records platform for donors to manage EHR, wearables, and genomic information through the blood bank's web portal.

With the help of electronic health record data, researchers searched for common variants linked to hundreds of diseases or clinical lab measurements.

The test is intended for use by blood collection facilities and is not approved for the individual diagnosis of Zika infection.

DxTerity aims to develop a genomic blood test to identify which cancer patients are most likely to benefit from radiation therapy or are at risk for toxicity.

An OpenArray panel designed to simultaneously test for 17 viruses and 13 bacteria and protozoa was able to detect pathogens from human blood donor samples with an accuracy of about 95 percent.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.