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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.

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.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.