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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investment bank Piper Jaffray today initiated coverage of cancer diagnostics firm OncoCyte with an Overweight rating and a $6 target on the company's stock.

In a research note, analyst William Quirk said that in his view OncoCyte's test, called DetermaVu, is potentially best in class for lung cancer diagnosis, and he believes the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could start reimbursing for the test as early as late 2020.

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The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.