NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cantor Fitzgerald today initiated coverage of miRNA-based diagnostics firm Rosetta Genomics with a Hold rating and a $4 price target on the company's stock.

Analyst Sung Ji Nam said in a report that while Rosetta is a "pioneer" in the miRNA Dx space, a lack of clinical evidence that its products improve patient outcomes has held back the company. Rosetta currently offers four cancer diagnostic tests through its CLIA laboratory, including the Cancer Origin Test, which, Nam said, comprises the majority of Rosetta's revenues.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.