Leerink Partners

Veracyte will offer 5 million shares at $10.25 per share. It has granted underwriters an option to purchase an additional 750,000 shares.

Cowen and Leerink rated Quanterix at Outperform while JP Morgan initiated coverage with an Overweight rating — the banks managed the company's $74 million IPO.

The investment bank gave Exact Sciences' shares a price target of $30, and said it expects higher uptake of the Cologuard test and an increase in payor contracts. 

The investment bank also cited challenges for Illumina in penetrating the clinical diagnostics markets and driving physician adoption of its tests.

The investment bank noted increased traction for Invitae's test, a "massive" market opportunity, and potential clinical and payor adoption of the firm's technology. 

The investment bank said the quick approval by the FDA for T2 Bio's platform and Candida test could signal high interest for the product in the medical community. 

The downgrade follows Roche's proposed bid to acquire a majority stake in the company.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.