blood screening Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Risk Prediction Appears to Improve With Genetic, Biomarker Data A more accurate, integrated risk model for pancreatic cancer included not only clinical risk factors, but also blood markers and pancreatic cancer loci from genome-wide association studies. Blood Vitamin D Levels Tied to Dozens of Genetic Variants in UK Biobank GWAS A large genome-wide association study that included more than 400,000 UK Biobank participants led to 69 new or known loci associated with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels. Maternal Cancer Detection From Noninvasive Prenatal Screening Results Improved by Algorithm A Chinese study involving NIPS data from almost two million pregnant women found that a new bioinformatic approach improves the detection of cancer. GenMark Diagnostics' Preliminary Q4 Revenues Up 21 Percent The company said it expects revenues from its ePlex analyzers to go up approximately 110 percent year over year for Q4. Non-Cancerous Prostate Disease GWAS Uncovers PSA Level-Linked Variants At least some variants associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia appeared to contribute to PSA levels in the blood, independent of prostate cancer. Oct 11, 2018 FDA Approves Progenika MDx Assay for Blood Compatibility Aug 14, 2018 Grifols Gets FDA Clearance for Procleix Zika Virus Assay Jun 19, 2018 Grifols Gets FDA Clearance for Two Blood Screening Assays on Procleix Panther System May 10, 2018 Zika Screening of Individual Blood Donations Costs $5M for Every Positive Result, Study Shows Nov 9, 2017 UK Study Finds Reflex NIPT After Combined Screening Detects Most Trisomies, Avoids Invasive Tests Aug 2, 2017 Hologic Q3 Revenues Grow 12 Percent, Beating Estimates May 9, 2017 Grifols Babesia Assay Gets IND for Blood Bank Screening Jan 31, 2017 Hologic Completes Divestiture of Grifols for $1.85B Dec 8, 2016 Oxford Immunotec's Imugen, American Red Cross Validate Babesia Blood Screening Test Jun 17, 2016 Roche Blood Screening Test Helps CDC Show Zika Infections Increasing in Puerto Rico Premium Mar 30, 2016 Roche Zika MDx Approved for Blood Screening Under FDA IND Protocol Mar 9, 2016 New National Center Aims to Expand Use of Genomics for More Accurate Blood Typing Premium Feb 24, 2015 Experiments in Mice Demonstrate Possibility of Inducing Biomarker Release to Detect Early Cancers Premium Jan 9, 2015 Roche Cobas Blood Screening Test Gets FDA OK Nov 5, 2014 Hologic Fiscal Q4 Revenues Increase 6 Percent as Diagnostics Sales Grow 2 Percent Sep 2, 2014 Roche Gets CE Mark for New Molecular Blood Screening Systems Mar 31, 2014 Grifols Inks Blood Screening Partnership with Japanese Red Cross; Hologic to Benefit Nov 15, 2012 PerkinElmer Buys Shanghai Haoyuan for Near-Term Blood Screening Play, Longer Term MDx Initiative Premium Mar 15, 2012 Q&A: New Novartis Dx President Discusses Nucleic Acid Testing, Blood Screening Business Premium Jul 28, 2011 Data Show Novartis/Gen-Probe Test Curbs HIV, HBV Transmission in South African Blood Supply Premium Load More Breaking News Analysis of Ancient Plaque Points to Agriculture-Related Oral Microbiome Changes in Southern Europe Gene-Disrupting Ultra-Rare Variants More Common in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder CDC to Withdraw EUA for COVID-19 Test; FDA Revokes Three Other EUAs for Non-Use, Agency Clearance Quidel, Beckman Coulter Settle Legal Dispute Over Cardiac Immunoassay Business Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Pacific Biosciences, Illumina, Natera, and More Canine Genetics Firm Embark Veterinary Raises $75M in Series B Round The Scan Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post. Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high. To See Future Risk Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening. PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.