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Genetic testing describes the application of laboratory methods to look at a person’s genes (the inherited DNA instructions). Genetic tests can be used to diagnose a genetic condition; screen for a risk of developing a particular health problems; for the selection of treatments; or to assess responses to treatments.

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  • tHIS,Healthcare Event,API China

The 2015 Health Industry Summit (tHIS), an event that is predicted to transform the Chinese healthcare industry sector, opened to huge crowds on May 15, with over 210,000 visitors from 150 countries in attendance.

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Japan plans to temporarily suspend Novartis' ($NVS) pharma business in that country, according to media reports. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's order will last about 15 days and will cite repeated violations of failure to report adverse events properly, the Japan Timessays.

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The stampede is back on among venture capital firms to raise new money and close more funds, after years of standing pat following the recession and years of sluggish recovery.Polaris Partners became the latest VC firm in the money

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  • GSK,GlaxoSmithKline,Apollo

GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) has long explored a sale of some $3 billion worth of its older drugs, planning to shed products by geographic region to meet buyers' interests. Now, the company could have a more enticing offer on its hands as private equity firm Apollo Global Management is planning to bid on GSK's entire portfolio of drugs, people familiar with the process toldReuters.

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The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The methyl methacrylate market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status

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EU Rules Could Restrict Genetic Testing

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CHMP adopts positive opinion of Edurant in adolescents with HIV-1

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Pfizer's once-failed cancer drug wins the FDA's 'breakthrough' tag

Pfizer has found new hope for a former pipeline standout, picking up the FDA's coveted breakthrough therapy designation for a Phase III reclamation project in oncology.