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Fisher s Impending Acquisition of Athena Tops Most-Read GenomeWeb News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK, March 20 (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, March 17.


1. Fisher to Acquire Athena for $283M, Buys 9-Percent Stake in Nanogen in Bid to Grow Dx Business (from March 16)

2. Lee Hartwell to Proteomics Scientists: The Biomarker Bottleneck Is in Discovery, Not Validation (from March 13)

3. Biomarker Development Tops Priorities for FDA's Critical Path Opportunities (from March 17)

4. Helicos BioSciences Closes $40M VC Financing Round (from March 15)

5. New NHGRI Sequencing Targets Include Eight New Mammals (from March 15)

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.