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Investment Bank Ups Thermo Electron Stock

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Investment bank Am Tech/JSA increased Thermo Electron’s stock to ‘buy’ from ‘neutral’ and raised the firm’s stock target price to $54 from $39.
 
The upgrade comes one day after Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific closed their $10.6 billion merger.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.