NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Investment bank Piper Jaffray today upgraded the stock of Genomic Health while downgrading its rating on Becton Dickinson.

It upgraded Genomic Health from "neutral" to "overweight."

The Redwood City, Calif.-based pharmacogenomic test maker yesterday announced the worldwide launch of its Oncotype Dx colon cancer test. The 12-gene expression test has been developed for assessing risk of disease recurrence in patients that have stage II colon cancer.

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