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Qiagen Shares Reach 52-Week High

Shares in Qiagen hit a 52-week high of $15.58 earlier this week before closing at $14.91 on Tuesday, up 8.4 percent for the tracking period. Shares in Qiagen, which led gains among all issues in the BCW Index, have risen 32.5 percent over the past month.

Meanwhile, Bio-Rad shares dropped 11.9 percent for the week, leading all decliners. Last week, the firm reported that its fourth-quarter profit and revenue were hit by costs associated with a legal dispute (see feature).

Overall, the Index fell .5 percent for the week. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell .7 percent, while the Nasdaq gained .8 percent and the Nasdaq Biotech Index rose 3 percent.

BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(Feb. 28, 2006)
Last Price
(Feb. 21, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
36
35.14
2.45
Applied Biosystems
ABI
28.27
28.68
-1.43
Beckman
BEC
53.95
54.80
-1.55
Bio-Rad
BIO
57.31
65.07
-11.93
Bruker
BRKR
4.47
4.57
-2.19
Fisher Scientific
FSH
68.16
67.50
0.98
GE
GE
32.87
33.36
-1.47
Harvard Bio
HBIO
4.99
5.00
-0.20
Invitrogen
IVGN
70.93
67.69
4.79
Molecular Devices
MDCC
31.83
32.45
-1.91
PerkinElmer
PKI
23.79
23.61
0.76
Qiagen
QGEN
14.91
13.76
8.36
Sigma
SIAL
64.41
64.48
-0.11
Stratagene
STGN
10.47
10.20
2.65
Thermo
TMO
34.62
33.86
2.24
Waters
WAT
42.73
42.28
1.06
BCW Index Average
36.23
36.40
-0.47
The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.