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JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

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.

Executives from the sequencing tech firms provided attendees with an update on recently launched products and platforms, and future technology developments.

Executives from 23andMe, Myriad Genetics, Genomic Health, and Alere provided updates on their companies at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.