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Serono Licenses Aureus Pharma s GPCR Database

NEW YORK, April 14 (GenomeWeb News) - Aureus Pharma said this week that Serono has licensed its AurScope GPCR database.


Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, scientists at Serono's Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Geneva will have access to both the AurScope database and AurQuest, a web application designed to query the company's databases.


Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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.