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Illumina Stock Slides 5.53 Percent on Analyst Downgrade

NEW YORK, June 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares in Illumina were down 5.53 percent, or $.67, at $11.45 in mid-afternoon trading after an investment bank downgraded the company's stock.


Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to "Neutral" from "Outperform."


Also today, investment bank Leerink Swann began covering Illumina with an "Outperform" rating.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.