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The investment bank gave PerkinElmer an Outperform rating with a $114 stock price target and Hologic an In Line rating with a $55 stock price target.

A Sun-Yat Sen University Cancer Center-led team found circulating tumor DNA methylation patterns could detect colorectal cancer among asymptomatic individuals.

The drug is approved as a maintenance treatment for platinum-responsive metastatic pancreatic cancer patients with germline BRCA1/2 mutations.

The company plans to make its PRS offering, currently used only in those who test negative for gene mutations, an option for all customers of European ancestry.

Run by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, SPARK has already grown to more than 220,000 participants from 75,000 families living in the US.

The firm had received interest from unnamed potential acquisition partners following the departure of its CEO, but it has decided to remain as a standalone business.

The LRT BAL panel detects a wide spectrum of clinically relevant causative agents, such as atypical pathogens and antibiotic resistance markers.

The first phase of the study to evaluate Telo Genomics' telomere analytics as a prognostic solution for multiple myeloma is expected to launch in Q1 2020.

The Parsippany, New Jersey-based firm expects to expand relationships with multiple biopharmaceutical companies after bolstering its biopharma services business. 

Palmetto has expanded the local coverage determination for the Guardant360 liquid biopsy assay to be used with the majority of advanced solid tumors.

The company has raised $30 million to date to fund development and commercialization of its molecular diagnostic test to predict response to anti-TNF therapies.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers evaluated a microbial cell-free DNA sequencing test from infectious disease diagnostics firm Karius.

Effective Feb. 3, 2020, the donor-derived cell-free DNA test will be covered for all kidney transplant recipients, including those with multiple kidney transplants.

The firm did an initial close of its Series A financing round and will pursue additional investments during Q1 2020 when the round is anticipated to close.

The UK firm has purchased the assets for Enigma Diagnostics and anticipates it will soon receive clearance to market its first test for TB in China.

As part of the distribution agreement, Biolidics will distribute the IncellDx bioINK kit with Biolidics' ClearCell FX1 system.

Earlier this month, the company started accepting clinical samples at its CLIA/CAP laboratory in Pittsburgh and an affiliate laboratory in Malaysia.

The company has multiple companion diagnostics partnerships in the works, with new tests on the way in 2020, and new plans for next-generation sequencing. 

The firm plans to raise as much as $250 million, according to the document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Perceptive Advisors led the round, joined by new and existing investors. ArcherDx will use the proceeds to launch a companion diagnostic and expand globally.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.