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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – On the heels of a reported 19 percent increase year over year in Cepheid's second-quarter revenues, investment bank Piper Jaffray today upgra

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Piper Jaffray today downgraded Hologic amid anecdotal evidence suggesting Roche may be poised to take market share away from Hologic's sexually transmitted disease testing business.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics and Hologic today announced an alliance aimed at improving women's health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Cowen & Co. today initiated coverage of molecular diagnostics companies GenMark Diagnostics and Nanosphere with Outperform ratings.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Alere said today that it has been awarded a grant of up to $21.6 million and debt financing of up to $20.6 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop a pair of point-of-care molecular testing platforms.

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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.