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Biotage to Change to Common Shares, Will Get New Ticker Symbol

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biotage is shifting to publicly traded common shares that will trade under the new ticker symbol BIOT, the Swedish company said today.
 
Only common shares will be available for Biotage investors after March 29, when it changes out its A-shares to Ak securities without serial identification, the company said.

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.