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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Luminex said after the close of the market on Monday that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared three additional targets for its xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Nanosphere said after the close of the market on Thursday that it is exploring potential strategic alternatives and has hired Jefferies as an advisor.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Grifols today announced the Procleix HEV assay for detection of hepatitis E has received CE marking.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quidel reported after the close of the market on Tuesday that its fourth quarter revenues declined 7 percent year over year on slower influenza and respiratory disease business.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canadian regulators have approved Hologic's Aptima HPV 16 18/45 genotype assay for the Panther system, the company said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment firm ISI Group on Wednesday downgraded shares of Hologic, saying the company's new management will need time to turn the business around.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic today named former Stryker executive Stephen MacMillan as its president and CEO, replacing Jack Cumming less than five months after Cumming returned for a second stint as head of the company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Health Canada has approved Hologic's Aptima HPV assay for use on the Panther system, the company said on Thursday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – IntelligentMDx today said that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its C. difficile assay for the Abbott m2000 system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic said after the close of the market on Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the Aptima HPV 16 18/45 genotype assay for use on the Panther system.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.