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Analysts Begin Coverage of Thermo, Accelrys with Hold Ratings

NEW YORK, June 28 (GenomeWeb News) - An analyst for Deutsche Securities has begun covering Thermo Electron, assigning the company a 'Hold' rating, the investment bank said today.


Also today, investment bank WR Hambrecht said that one of its analysts has initiated coverage of Accelrys with a 'hold' rating.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.