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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – 23andMe this week launched its African Ancestry Project that the company said it hopes will allow African-Americans to trace their ancestral heritage.

The story has been updated to include comments from Qiagen's conference call Wednesday morning.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen reported after the close of the market on Tuesday a 6 percent increase in revenues year over year for its third quarter.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostic firm IntelligentMDx today announced its flu and respiratory virus test has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration for marketing in the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Meridian Bioscience today initiated sales and earnings guidance for its Fiscal Year 2014, while it reiterated prior guidance for full-year fiscal 2013.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended a new test for use during breast cancer surgery to determine whether the cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the armpit.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic reported after the close of the market on Monday that revenues for its fiscal third quarter rose 33 percent year over, helped by the inclusion of revenues from its Gen-Probe acquisition.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genisphere said today it has licensed its 3DNA Signal Amplification technology to Chembio Diagnostics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid said after the close of the market on Thursday that its Xpert MTB/RIF test has received de novo 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for marketing in the US.
The test is available for immediate shipment in the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic said after the close of the market on Tuesday that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved its Aptima HPV assay for use on the fully automated Panther system.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.