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AMEX Rules Require Bio-Rad to Replace Deceased Director in 90 Days

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Bio-Rad Laboratories today said it is not in compliance with American Stock Exchange listing requirements after the death of a director last week left the company without the required number of audit committee members.
Bio-Rad said it was expecting the letter, which it received on Jan. 9, after notifying AMEX on Jan. 4 of the death of the director, Philip Padou. Companies listed on the AMEX are required to have at least three members on their audit committee.
Bio-Rad has three months, or until April 9, to fill Padou’s spot on the committee. The company said it is seeking a replacement.

The Scan

Researchers Develop Polygenic Risk Scores for Dozens of Disease-Related Exposures

With genetic data from two large population cohorts and summary statistics from prior genome-wide association studies, researchers came up with 27 exposure polygenic risk scores in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

US Survey Data Suggests Ancestry Testing Leads Way in Awareness, Use of Genetic Testing Awareness

Although roughly three-quarters of surveyed individuals in a Genetics in Medicine study reported awareness of genetic testing, use of such tests was lower and varied with income, ancestry, and disease history.

Coral Genome Leads to Alternative Amino Acid Pathway Found in Other Non-Model Animals

An alternative cysteine biosynthesis pathway unearthed in the Acropora loripes genome subsequently turned up in sequences from non-mammalian, -nematode, or -arthropod animals, researchers report in Science Advances.

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.