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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mizuho Securities analyst Peter Lawson today downgraded the stock of Becton Dickinson from Buy to Neutral.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Goldman Sachs today resumed coverage of Danaher with a Neutral rating and a 12-month price target of $57.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Robert W. Baird has downgraded Illumina's stock to Neutral, citing "near-term obstacles."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Goldman Sachs has upgraded the stock of Agilent Technologies and Bruker, but downgraded Cepheid and Laboratory Corporation of America.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Jefferies today upgraded shares of Sequenom to Buy following a survey of US commercial payors that suggests the San Diego-based firm is gaining "meaningful traction" in getting coverage for its MaterniT21 Plus LDT test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Goldman Sachs today initiated coverage of Genomic Health with a Neutral rating and a six-month price target on its stock of $36.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mizuho Securities today downgraded Fluidigm to Neutral, citing a cooling sentiment to both the genomics and academic markets.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Piper Jaffray on Thursday initiated coverage of diagnostics firm Quidel with an Overweight rating, noting the San Diego-based company's move into the molecular diagnostics space.
The investment bank has a $26 price target on Quidel's stock.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a nod to the growing influence of diagnostic products and services on clinical decisions, investment bank Cowen & Co. today initiated coverage of several firms operating in the molecular diagnostics and 'omics-related life science spaces.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Credit Suisse on Monday initiated coverage of Genomic Health with an Outperform rating, Myriad Genetics with a Neutral rating, and Sequenom with an Underperform rating.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.