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The investment bank upgraded the company's stock to an Outperform rating from Market Perform but lowered its price target to $37 per share.

Peter Meldrum Dies

Co-founder and former CEO of Myriad Genetics, Peter Meldrum, has died, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The test is now approved as a CDx for advanced ovarian cancer patients considering Lynparza as a first-line maintenance treatment.

The group recommends Myriad Genetics' EndoPredict, NanoString's Prosigna, and Genomic Health's Oncotype DX tests for guiding chemotherapy decisions if certain conditions are met.

There were more mergers and acquisitions in the omics space in 2018, reversing the decline experienced in 2017.

At the conference, researchers presented data from a number of studies using molecular diagnostic tools to better characterize breast cancer recurrence and treatment outcomes.

The studies involved data from 14,000 Hispanic women and showed the 87-SNP risk score outperformed its 86-SNP score for European women.

PacBio's shares skyrocketed 76 percent in November on the news that Illumina plans to acquire the firm for $1.2 billion in cash.

The company has entered into an accelerated share repurchase program with the bank to buy back a portion of its common stock.

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The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.