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Applera Board Authorizes Additional Applied Biosystems Stock Buyback

NEW YORK, April 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Applera has authorized the repurchase of up to $100 million of its Applied Biosystems group's common stock, ABI said today.


The repurchase, approved by Applera's board of directors, has no time restrictions. Applera already repurchased $200 million, or 8.9 million shares, of Applied Biosystems' stock during fiscal year 2004.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.