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Deutsche Bank Ups Illumina Stock to Buy

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Investment bank Deutsche Bank today upgraded Illumina’s stock to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ after the company last week reported strong fourth-0quarter revenues but warned of high costs this year.
 
As GenomeWeb News reported last week, Illumina said total revenues for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2006, jumped 163 percent as R&D spending rose 17 percent and profit soared.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.