Life Technologies (UNKNOWN:LIFE.DL), a giant in the gene sequencing space, had a healthy start to 2013. This stock popped in January on speculation that the company was exploring the possibility of a buyout. Today, however, shares of Life Technologies ended the day down a massive 8.25%.

What event caused today's drop? Does it have something to do with the company's potential suitor, Thermo Fisher (NYSE:TMO). Health-care analyst Max Macaluso dives into the news in the following video.

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