investment analyst coverage BTIG Initiates Coverage of DermTech With Buy Rating The investment bank said DermTech's pigmented lesion assay for the early detection of melanoma is well positioned in an estimated $3 billion-plus market. SVB Leerink, BTIG Initiate Coverage of Olink With Outperform, Buy Ratings Both firms highlighted the company's proximity extension assay technology and its ability to provide highly multiplexed proteomic analyses. GenomeWeb Index Falls Again in March, Led by 29 Percent Decline in Adaptive Biotech Stock The GenomeWeb Index underperformed the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq, but outperformed the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index last month. Investment Banks Initiate Coverage of Talis Biomedical With Bullish Outlooks Talis, which went public last month, develops point-of-care infectious disease tests based on its flagship Talis One sample-to-answer platform. Quidel Stock Plunges in February as GenomeWeb Index Falls 3 Percent The GenomeWeb Index underperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index last month. Mar 2, 2021 Oppenheimer Initiates Coverage of MDxHealth at Outperform Mar 2, 2021 William Blair Initiates Coverage of Point-of-Care MDx Firm Lucira Health With Outperform Rating Jan 22, 2021 Oppenheimer Initiates Coverage of DermTech With Outperform Rating Jan 12, 2021 Cowen, SVB Leerink Initiate Coverage of 908 Devices With Outperform Ratings Jan 5, 2021 GenomeWeb Index Gains 49 Percent in 2020, Outperforming Wider Markets Dec 29, 2020 Cowen, JP Morgan Initiate Coverage of Seer With Outperform, Overweight Ratings Dec 28, 2020 M&A Deals in MDx/Omics Research Tools Space Fall 13 Percent in 2020 Premium Dec 14, 2020 Craig-Hallum Initiates Coverage of DermTech With Buy Rating Dec 11, 2020 BTIG Initiates Coverage of NeoGenomics With Buy Rating Dec 1, 2020 Veracyte, Twist Bioscience Lead November GenomeWeb Index on Strong Earnings Growth Nov 30, 2020 BTIG Initiates Coverage of Oncocyte With Buy Rating Nov 23, 2020 Three Investment Banks Initiate Coverage of Biodesix Nov 5, 2020 Personalis Q3 Revenues Up 16 Percent Nov 2, 2020 GenomeWeb Index Up 5 Percent in October as Favorable Earnings Reports Bolster Shaky Market Oct 23, 2020 BTIG Initiates Coverage of Progenity With Buy Rating Oct 14, 2020 JP Morgan Rates Invitae Neutral Oct 13, 2020 Palmetto Cease-and-Desist Letter to Reimbursement Expert Raises Questions About Pricing Transparency Premium Oct 1, 2020 Amid Volatile Markets, GenomeWeb Index Up 3 Percent in September Sep 17, 2020 SVB Leerink Initiates Coverage of Natera With Outperform Rating Sep 10, 2020 Cowen Initiates Coverage of DermTech With Outperform Rating Load More Breaking News JP Morgan, Cowen Initiate Coverage of Singular Genomics Systems Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Danaher, Becton Dickinson, 23andMe, and More Berry Oncology, Alibaba Health Partner to Offer Early Cancer Screening, Health Services Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test Decode Study Identifies Proteomic Predictors of All-Cause Mortality In Brief This Week: Natera, Bruker, Bayer, and More The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.