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Epidauros Licenses CYP2D6 IP to Luminex Molecular Diagnostics, Nanogen, and Nanosphere

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Epidauros said today that it has signed non-exclusive licensing agreements for its biomarker patents with Luminex Molecular Diagnostics, Nanogen, and Nanosphere.
 
The agreements will allow the companies to use Epidauros' CYP2D6 IP, which is involved in metabolism of roughly 25 percent of “the most commonly prescribed drugs,” as a predictive marker for responsiveness and adverse drug reactions, the company said.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

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