Wells Fargo PerkinElmer Reaches Deal for $1.5B Credit Facility The agreement is for a new credit facility, which replaces one from 2019 that provided for a $1 billion unsecured revolving credit facility. Progenity Prices Separate Public Stock, Private Senior Notes Offerings The firm expects to raise $75 million from the senior notes offering and approximately $25 million from the public offering. PerkinElmer Reaches Deal for $1B Credit Facility The credit facility, available through Sept. 17, 2024, replaces a prior credit facility dated Aug. 11, 2016 for $1 billion. 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. Wells Fargo Upgrades Illumina to Outperform The investment bank said that it thinks 2018 will be a good year for clinical sequencing and that overall demand for high-throughput sequencing remains high. Dec 2, 2015 Wells Fargo Downgrades Cepheid on 2017 Outlook Sep 16, 2015 Wells Fargo Downgrades Foundation Medicine to Market Perform Aug 25, 2015 Wells Fargo Upgrades Myriad to Outperform Jul 29, 2015 Wells Fargo Upgrades Waters to Outperform Breaking News CDC Awards $22M to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance, Infectious Diseases Pan-Cancer Analysis Reveals Unique Features in Tumors From Younger People Breast Cancer Therapy Response Predicted by Multiomic Machine Learning Model Cytena Inks China Distribution Deal for Single-Cell Isolators Freenome Raises $300M in Series D Financing More Than Dozen Genetic Loci Linked to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Risk The Scan Less Than Half An effort to reproduce key findings from high-profile preclinical cancer studies finds less than half could be replicated, according to the Scientist. Still Some SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing Holes The Wall Street Journal reports that viral genomic surveillance has improved in the US, though says there are still gaps. Avoiding Passing Them On People with known disease-linked genetic variants are turning to in vitro fertilization so as to not pass those variants to their children, the Washington Post says. PNAS Papers on Long Cell-Free DNA in Maternal Plasma, Genetic Propensity for Voting In PNAS this week: long, cell-free DNA of maternal and fetal origins identified in maternal plasma, and more.