NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Cowen and Co. has downgraded Hologic's stock from Outperform to Market Perform and lowered its price target on the shares.

The bank cited growth headwinds for Hologic's NovaSure, ThinPrep, and legacy 2D mammography sales, as well as Gen-Probe pricing pressures. It said that, overall, the positives for the firm are not occurring quickly enough to offset these headwinds.

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A University of California, Los Angeles-led team has found turning off the CCR5 gene could improve recovery after a stroke, according to Scientific American.

South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.

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