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BD Completes $230M GeneOhm Acquisition

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (GenomeWeb News) - Becton Dickinson today said it has completed its acquisition of GeneOhm Sciences for $230 million.

 

The acquisition was finalized in accordance with terms originally disclosed in an announcement on Jan 10.

 

BD said in a statement that the acquisition complements its microbiology play and "validates its commitment to expansion in molecular diagnostics."

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.