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Cepheid Files $120M Shelf Registration

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Cepheid filed a shelf registration with regulators on Friday to sell up to $120 million in common stock from time to time on terms to be determined at the time of sale.

 

The company will use proceeds from any sale to "fund future acquisitions of molecular markers and complementary products, technologies or companies," it said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.