credit rating Fitch Affirms Thermo Fisher Ratings, Stable Outlook The ratings agency has affirmed BBB ratings for Thermo Fisher's long term issuer default rating, senior notes, and bank revolving credit facility. Fitch Affirms Thermo Fisher Ratings, Raises Outlook to Stable The ratings firm noted Thermo Fisher's efforts to bring down its debt and said that the company could resume bolt-on acquisitions next year. UPDATE: Agilent to Offer Senior Notes; Fitch Rates Offering BBB+ The story has been updated with information about the pricing of the notes released by Agilent after the close of the market. S&P Raises Life Tech Ratings to BBB+ NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Standard & Poor's on Thursday raised Life Technologies' corporate credit rating and the issue-level rating on the firm's secured and unsecured debt to BBB+. Fitch Affirms BBB+ Ratings for Agilent NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fitch Ratings late on Tuesday affirmed several ratings of BBB+ for Agilent Technologies. Jun 24, 2010 Morningstar Gives Illumina a BB+ Credit Rating May 24, 2010 Agilent Debt Rating Affirmed, Outlook Raised Apr 30, 2010 Bio-Rad's Credit Rating Raised by S&P Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.