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UBS granted Agilent a Buy rating and a $92 price target; Fluidigm a Neutral rating and a $14 price target; and Qiagen a Neutral rating with a $42 price target.

Life Genomics will distribute Luxia's 1test1 test in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway. The test leverages sequencing technology to analyze the 16s RNA gene.

DermTech develops diagnostics for skin cancer and other skin diseases, and provides molecular pathology services through its CLIA-certified lab.

Last month, the company said it was planning a $7.5 million public offering of 6.25 million shares and warrants for another 6.25 million shares.

A draft genome for the three-banded panther worm served as the foundation to untangle regulatory and chromatin accessibility changes triggered during regeneration.

The company also entered into two separate financing agreements totaling $41.5 million with Innovatus Life Sciences Lending Fund, East West Bank, and Aspire Capital.

The Australian maker of multiplexed molecular diagnostics tests has now partnered with distributors in Germany, Austria, Sweden, and Turkey.

Two ancient DNA studies published today examined admixture and genetic changes among Iberian populations, starting from the Paleolithic Era.

The institute — part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory — said it will use the new funding to increase its computing, storage, and building capacity.

Researchers identified blood lipid-associated adipose tissue methylation marks with an epigenome-wide association study on obese individuals undergoing bariatric surgery.

Clinical informatics startup Ovation looks to grow its business in laboratory information systems for precision molecular diagnostic labs.

The in vitro diagnostic uses next-generation sequencing to detect clinically actionable genetic variants to guide therapy selection for cancer patients.

The firm said the purchase will allow it to better provide software tools to customers in the chemistry, pharmaceutical, and analytical laboratory markets.

Palmetto's MolDx has agreed to cover Myriad's MyPath Melanoma to help rule out the disease when the biopsy can't be definitively classified by standard clinical and histopathological characteristics.

Under deal, HTG will sell to or through Cowen from time to time $40 million of its common stock though it is not obligated to sell any shares.

The researchers are developing a web-based tool to help physicians predict their patients' relapse risk and are planning clinical trials to study outcomes.

A statement from NIH Director Francis Collins follows a call by scientists for the moratorium pending the creation of a framework to guide the use of heritable genome editing.

The company — a spinout of the New York Genome Center — said it will use the funding in part to develop its technologies for new applications in agriculture.

Epigenomics terminated a licensing contract related to Chinese distribution rights for its Septin9 biomarker and Epi proColon colorectal cancer blood test.

The company said it intends to use the proceeds of the placement to continue work on its microfluidic PCR-based platform for pathogen detection.

The company ran 668,600 tests during the year, a 30 percent increase from its 2017 testing volume.

The firm said revenues from its precision oncology business increased 98 percent in Q4, driven by higher testing volume and increased revenue per test.

The company also said it has been awarded a research sequencing grant from Illumina Accelerator.

Researchers brought together blood transcriptomic, metabolomic, proteomic, and immune cell profiles for dozens of West African and Australasian infants.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of wild and cultivated peach genomes, Hi-C-based pipeline for assembling microbial genomes from metagenomic data, and more.