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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – William Blair on Thursday initiated coverage of Waters, saying it believes the company can continue on its path of revenue growth and noting Waters consumables business and emerging market presence.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Following a spike in Life Technologies' share price after a report that the company may be searching for a buyer, investment firm William Blair today downgra

Life Technologies remains the market leader in qPCR instrumentation and reagents, and pricing concerns around its qPCR business due to new low-price reagents from rival Illumina are "unwarranted" due to a relatively "sticky" reagent market, according to the results of a recent su

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.