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JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

"Over time, there is no reason why we can't build an instrument that costs $50,000, $100,000, $300,000, so we have got a tremendous portfolio opportunity ahead of us over time," a PacBio official said.

Waters, Genomic Health, Bio-Rad, Agilent, and Sigma-Aldrich were among the presenters on the first day of the conference.

Gen-Probe just launched the Panther system in Europe with its initial menu focused on STD tests. The firm believes menu expansion will drive double-digit sales growth for years to come.

Officials from Qiagen, Cepheid, Gen-Probe, Celera, and Luminex provided updates on recently launched and upcoming assays and instrument systems.

Officials from the company said Thermo Fisher's R&D investments would target mass spectrometry, specialty diagnostics, and bioscience reagents.

Genomic Health will also hire additional sales people in connection with the launch, President and CEO Kim Popovits said yesterday at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.

A Beckman Coulter official provided an update on revenue guidance and the firm's pending molecular diagnostics system; while an Agilent executive discussed the company's pending Varian acquisition and new UHPLC system.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.