Citigroup Becton Dickinson to Offer $1.5B in Notes The company will use proceeds from the offering to pay off debt related to other notes and to partially fund a redemption of other notes. Thermo Fisher Scientific Prices $5.7B Senior Notes Offering The firm will offer €4.4 billion of euro-denominated notes and $900 million in dollar-denominated notes. It will redeem another $4.5 billion in outstanding notes. BD Inks $750M Term Loan Deal The senior unsecured term loan facility was used, in part, to refinance a three-year loan agreement between BD, Citibank, and other lenders reached last year. Citigroup Initiates Coverage of Cepheid with Buy Rating NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Citigroup this week initiated coverage of Cepheid with a Buy rating and a price target on its shares of $52. Citi Research Increases Price Target, EPS Estimates for Agilent NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Citi Research analyst Amit Bhalla has increased his price target on Agilent Technologies' stock from $43 to $50 and has increased earnings-per-share estimates for the firm. Jun 15, 2012 Citigroup Initiates Coverage of Agilent with Buy Rating Feb 21, 2012 Citigroup Upgrades Life Technologies' Stock on Dip Jul 15, 2011 Citigroup Lowers Illumina Revenue Forecast Jun 30, 2010 Citigroup Initiates Coverage of Illumina with 'Hold' Rating Breaking News Ancient DNA Analysis Highlights Three Ancestral Populations in Japan FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Thermo Fisher Scientific Expects 12 Percent Revenue Growth in 2022 In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Danaher, Co-Diagnostics, and More The Scan For Those Thick Tiger Stripes Tigers in India with thick stripes harbor a genetic change, as Gizmodo reports. High GABA Tomatoes The Japan News reports that genome-edited tomatoes with higher GABA levels are now for sale in Japan. Approach for Inclusivity and Diversity A National Human Genome Research Institute team calls for the field to "adopt diversity as an ethos." Science Papers on Tumors Immune System Evasion; Drivers of Genomic Instability, Inflammation In Science this week: study of how tumors evade the adaptive immune system, and more.