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Inverness Bid to Buy Biosite Passes Federal Waiting Period

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Inverness Medical Innovations today said that the required waiting period has expired on its proposed offer to buy Biosite without the need for additional information.
 
The company said on May 18 it would acquire Biosite for $92.50 share after a protracted bidding war with Beckman Coulter ended in its favor.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.