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Decode to Perform Gene-Expression Studies for Wyeth Respiratory Drug

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 - Decode today said Wyeth will use its gene-expression data to study treatments for an undisclosed respiratory disease.

 

Terms of the collaboration call for Decode's clinical trials subsidiary, Encode, to generate in vitro gene-expression profiles of peripheral mononuclear cells isolated from patients exposed to Wyeth's drug.

 

No other information was provided.

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.