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Mission Accomplished: Hycor Becomes Subsidiary of Stratagene

NEW YORK, June 3 (GenomeWeb News) - Better late than never. Almost a year after announcing their intention to merge, Hycor Biomedical and Stratagene said today that the deal is done.


As a result of the merger, which was delayed twice, Hycor will become a wholly owned subsidiary of La Jolla-based Stratagene and will continue to operate at its current location in Garden Grove, Calif. 

The Scan

Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.