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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Citing a recent run up in Life Technologies' stock fueled by speculation that it may be positioning itself to be bought, investment bank Cowen & Co. today downgraded the Carlsbad, Calif.-based firm to Neutral from Outperform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Despite a report that a group of private equity firms were banding together to possibly acquire Life Technologies, shares of the Carlsbad, Calif.-based firm fell today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Life Technologies fell 7 percent in early Wednesday trade after a report from Reuters that potential acquirers for the firm have cooled

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fitch Ratings today placed Life Technologies' ratings on Rating Watch Evolving following a report two weeks ago that the Carlsbad, Calif.-based firm may be looki

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Following a spike in Life Technologies' share price after a report that the company may be searching for a buyer, investment firm William Blair today downgra

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Life Technologies jumped 17 percent in Friday morning pre-market trading on reports that the firm may be seeking to sell itself.

 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.