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JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Executives provided updates on their companies at the 35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA, Day Two

The company also announced a 5 percent increase in preliminary fourth quarter revenues, to $619 million and above analysts' estimates.

The firm expects full-year revenue growth of up to 39 percent, but fell short of prior guidance for the year.

Executives from Genomic Health, Meridian Bioscience, and Qiagen provided updates on their companies at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

Developers said Illumina's decision to tap into the cancer screening market is not surprising because of its potentially huge size.

Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, site of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Executives from Luminex, Exact Sciences, T2 Biosystems, and Singulex provided updates on their companies' businesses on the final day of the conference.

Executives from several life science research tool and diagnostic firms provided conference attendees with updates on their businesses.

The chemistry will be single-molecule, based on hybridization, and will not require amplification, enzymes, or library prep, the firm said.

Quiet Down

MedCity News says the real highlight of the JP Morgan Healthcare conference was when 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki was shushed for talking during her own company's presentation.

Executives from Thermo Fisher Scientific, Qiagen, Danaher, Counsyl, Human Longevity, and Adaptive Biotechnologies provided business updates to conference goers.

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23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

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