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NEW YORK – Investment firm UBS said on Monday that it is downgrading Illumina's stock from a 'buy' to a 'neutral' rating, following Illumina's announcement that it plans to acquire cancer diagnostics firm Grail for $8 billion in cash and stock.

UBS also lowered its price target for Illumina's stock to $285 from $390 per share.

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Kaiser Health News reports San Francisco and Alameda counties in California are no longer using Verily Life Sciences' COVID-19 testing program, but a Verily spokesperson says it currently working with multiple Bay Area counties.

The New York Times reports that developers in New York City are increasingly interested in life science spaces.

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