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A Note from the Publisher

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Biotech Transfer Week will cease publication with this issue. Thank you for your support of the newsletter during the last two and a half years.

BTW Editor Ben Butkus will be transitioning to GenomeWeb's free daily online news service to cover technology transfer, licensing, and IP trends in the life sciences tools and technologies market.

Please look for expanded coverage of these areas on GenomeWeb Daily News in the coming weeks.

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.