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Boston Children's forms for-profit genomics venture

Children's Hospital Boston is partnering with a genome-sequencing giant to create a for-profit company to create next-generation diagnostic tests.

Dancing beads could hold key to faster, more flexible medical testing

Chip technology could be used to develop faster, more flexible medical testing that requires only a minute fluid sample, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Point-of-care diagnostic testing on the rise globally

The global market for point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, which encompasses all tests performed outside of hospital labs, was worth $13.8 billion in 2011, according to a new report from BCC Research.

ACP aims to limit excessive testing

Both physicians and patients should use a more critical eye in determining whether certain diagnostic tests might do more harm than good, Dr. Steven E. Weinberger, executive vice president and CEO of

Harvard Pilgrim pays members to use cheaper treatments

Massachusetts-based Harvard Pilgrim has started paying patients $10 to $75 each time they get medical tests at a lower cost provider. Under Harvard Pilgrim's SaveOn program, when members get