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Tm BioScience Shareholders OK Luminex's Acquisition Bid

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Shareholders and option holders in Tm Bioscience have approved a plan by Luminex to buy the Canadian company, Tm said today.
The company said the acquisition now will go before an Ontario Superior Court Justice for review on Feb. 27. If the court approves the deal it should close the following day, Tm said.
The acquisition was originally announced last December.

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.