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BioVision to Discover Lung Cancer Biomarkers for Abbott

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - BioVision will conduct biomarker discovery research for Abbott, the Hanover, Germany-based company said today.


Under the agreement, BioVision will analyze biological samples provided by Abbott to discover lung cancer tumor biomarkers. In return, the company will receive research fees and might obtain milestone and royalty payments, depending on the success of the research.


BioVision specializes in the identification of disease-relevant peptides and proteins.

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.