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Decode's Shares Up 6 Percent on Bank Upgrade

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Shares in Decode Genetics were up 5.7 percent, or $.22, at $4.09 after the stock was upgraded by an investment bank today.
 
Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock to “outperform” from “market perform.”
 
Decode posted a 17-percent spike in fourth-quarter revenues last week, as R&D spending rose 4 percent and loss increased 10 percent. 
 
Lehman Brothers responded last week by upgrading the stock to “equal-weight” from “underweight,” and the company’s share price rose 10 percent on Thursday.

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.