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Tm Bio Shareholders to Vote on Luminex Buy on Feb. 23

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Tm Bioscience shareholder will vote on Feb. 23 to decide whether Luminex will acquire the company, Tm said today.
 
Luminex said on Dec. 15 it had agreed in principle to purchase Tm in a stock-for-stock deal in which Luminex would buy a 41.5 percent stake in Tm. Luminex said it plans to deliver Tm’s kits and reagents to wider markets through its business channels.
 
Tm, based in Toronto, said a superior court in Ontario has approved the vote and, should the company’s shareholders approve the deal, the court will consider the acquisition on Feb. 27.

The Scan

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Although roughly three-quarters of surveyed individuals in a Genetics in Medicine study reported awareness of genetic testing, use of such tests was lower and varied with income, ancestry, and disease history.

Coral Genome Leads to Alternative Amino Acid Pathway Found in Other Non-Model Animals

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Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.