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Point-of-care testing, automation, and panelization of nucleic acid amplification testing are the future of the clinical lab ― and will likely change how labs and clinicians relate.

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.

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The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.

Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.