Mizuho

Mizuho Securities has lowered its rating of the company to Neutral from Buy and cut the price target on its stock nearly in half to $6.50 from $12.

Mizuho and William Blair downgraded Bruker, following the resignation of CFO Charles Wagner, who was noted for his role in implementing a turnaround at the company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Piper Jaffray and Mizuho Securities today initiated coverage of transplant molecular diagnostics firm CareDx with bullish views of the company's stock and market opportunities for its tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investment bank Mizuho Securities has upgraded shares of Fluidigm from Neutral to Buy citing improved end markets and the expected effects from the firm's recent acquisition of DVS Sciences.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mizuho Securities today upgraded shares of Myriad Genetics to a Buy rating, citing an increase in Medicare reimbursements for the BRACAnalysis test, as well as stabilized competition, and several potential positive catalysts over the next year to 24 months.

There is "still a lot to like" about Affymetrix, according to Peter Lawson.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment firm Mizuho today downgraded Waters, citing "choppiness around the pharmaceutical market" that may cause the company's stock to "languish."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Mizuho Securities today initiated coverage of synthetic biology firm Intrexon with a Buy rating and a price target on the company's shares of $30.

Two-thirds of laboratories planning to purchase a sequencer within the next 12 months are considering Illumina's MiSeq, according to a recent survey by investment firm Mizuho Securities USA and GenomeWeb.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.