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With Biotech IPOs Back in the Works, We've Even Stopped Worrying About the Housing Market

David Hamilton at VentureBeat has an article on XDx, a molecular diagnostic company focusing on gene expression tests, which just filed for an IPO to raise as much as $87 million. The article lays out the case for gene-expression-based diagnostics, but also notes that so far these tests have "been slow to catch on." The article runs through similar existing tests, and gives a nice snapshot of the XDx business.

 

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.