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As 2013 comes to a close, NSH would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of Under the Microscope a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 8.



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Important trends point to cloudy future for clinical laboratories and pathology groups in the US
Dark Daily
From April 10: By every measure, the clinical laboratory industry is entering a high-stakes period during the next 24 months. Powerful trends are reducing lab budgets and payers are cutting the prices paid for medical laboratory testing. The question on everyone's mind is "will it get better or worse in the months ahead?"
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Proposed Medicare cuts would significantly impact independent laboratories
JD Supra
From July 25: Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a proposed rule setting forth revisions to payment policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and other revisions to Medicare Part B for calendar year 2014. The rule proposes several changes that, if finalized, would have grave consequences for independent laboratories.
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Supreme Court invalidates patents on breast and ovarian cancer genes
ACLU
From June 19: The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously invalidated patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation on behalf of researchers, genetic counselors, patients, breast cancer and women's health groups, and medical professional associations representing 150,000 geneticists, pathologists, and laboratory professionals.
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Personalized medicine experts call on pathology profession to create a new breed of pathologistv
Dark Daily
From Feb. 27: Pathologists are being urged to seize the high ground as the unfolding revolutions in genomics and bioinformatics create unprecedented capabilities to more accurately diagnose patients and guide the selection of appropriate therapies. Two experts in these fields have come together to issue a call to action for the pathology profession, stating that pathologists need to be prepared for the sequencing revolution.
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Youngest patient ever gets lab-made windpipe
Bioscience Technology
From May 1: A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own since she was born in South Korea in 2010. Until the operation at a central Illinois hospital, she had spent her entire life in a hospital in Seoul. Doctors there told her parents there was no hope and they expected her to die.
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Suspicions about HPV vaccine explored in Preventive Medicine
Science Codex
From Oct. 23: Suspicions about sexual promiscuity and vaccine safety are explored in an article in the November issue of the journal Preventive Medicine, which dedicates a section of that issue to research concerning the human papillomavirus. "Beliefs, behaviors and HPV vaccine: Correcting the myths and the misinformation" is a review of journal articles and other medical and social science literature exploring beliefs held by the general public that have an impact on HPV vaccination acceptance.
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Gene therapy cures leukaemia in 8 days
New Scientist
From April 3: Within just eight days of starting a novel gene therapy, David Aponte's "incurable" leukaemia had vanished. For four other patients, the same happened within eight weeks, although one later died from a blood clot unrelated to the treatment, and another after relapsing.
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This protein could change biotech forever
Forbes
From March 20: A tiny molecular machine used by bacteria to kill attacking viruses could change the way that scientists edit the DNA of plants, animals and fungi, revolutionizing genetic engineering. The protein, called Cas9, is quite simply a way to more accurately cut a piece of DNA.
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'Quadruple helix' DNA seen in human cells
BBC News
From Jan. 20: Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time. The famous "molecule of life," which carries our genetic code, is more familiar to us as a double helix. But researchers tell the journal Nature Chemistry that the "quadruple helix" is also present in our cells, and in ways that might possibly relate to cancer. They suggest that control of the structures could provide novel ways to fight the disease.
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Bioengineers '3-D print' living human embryonic stem cells for 1st time
Planetsave
From Feb. 6: 3-D printing technology is achieving remarkable things of late — most especially in the fields of biomedicine and cell biology. And while bioengineers have succeeded in printing embryonic (mouse) cells via similar technology, the "holy grail" of cell printing — the printing of living embryonic stem cells from human cells — has remained unfulfilled... until now.
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