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Decode Shares Up 10 Percent as Bank Upgrades Stock

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Shares in Decode Genetics were up 10 percent, or $.35, at $3.87 after the stock was upgraded by an investment bank
 
Lehman Brothers upgraded the stock to "equal-weight" from "underweight."
 
Decode yesterday reported that fourth-quarter revenues increased 17 percent as R&D spending rose 4 percent and lossed increased 10 percent. 
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.