William Blair

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

More than a third of NGS users plan to purchase a new sequencing system within a year, according to the survey, conducted by GenomeWeb and investment bank William Blair. 

Canaccord and William Blair also increased their price targets on  Quidel's shares, following its acquisition of certain Alere assets and assays.

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.

In upgrading PacBio's shares to Outperform, the investment bank also took note of potential new revenues from its Roche deal and possibly a new platform launch next year.

The survey, conducted by GenomeWeb in conjunction with investment bank William Blair, found that users operate their NGS instruments at different capacities.

Cowen & Co. upgraded Fluidigm to an Outperform rating, while William Blair upgraded Hologic also to Outperform. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investment bank William Blair today upgraded its rating for Sequenom's shares to Outperform on expectations of continued adoption of the molecular diagnostic firm's non-invasive prenatal testing technology and recent business developments that could increase revenues.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Piper Jaffray today upgraded Pacific Biosciences to a Neutral rating after the next-generation sequencing company announced better than expected placements of its instruments.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — William Blair today downgraded Sequenom after the San Diego-based company firm missed Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines in its second quarter.

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John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.