NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Goldman Sachs today downgraded Life Technologies and Affymetrix while it upgraded Myriad Genetics and Qiagen.

In a research note, analyst Isaac Ro made revisions to several life science tools and genomics-related firms to favor those "with high exposure to the US and strong [free cash flow] where capital allocation can improve." Changes were made also to reflect rising pressure in the European Union, continuing headwinds to the National Institutes of Health, and slower growth in China.

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