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The test is approved as a tool to identify which patients with a kind of ovarian cancer are likely to benefit most from Tesaro's Zejula (niraparib).

The firm's treatments are based on stimulating the innate immune system with drugs made from inactivated bacteria to restore normal immune function.

The legal battle began last fall when LabCorp subsidiary Esoterix and Johns Hopkins University sued Myriad alleging infringement of four patents. 

The company said that changes it made in the fourth quarter, including a recently announced restructuring plan, will lead to improvements in 2017.

The firm said the assay provides flexible automation and accurately identifies all six HCV genotypes as well as subtypes 1a and 1b.

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Instrument and process for the storing and/or processing of liquid samples
Methods and compositions for identifying enterovirus
Method for direct amplification from crude nucleic acid samples
Apparatus and methods for parallel processing of micro-volume liquid reactions
Methods for suppression PCR

Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.