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Hey, Novartis. GTO Could Use $600 Million, Too

This piece gets in on big-money merit. Check out the Wall Street Journal for a quick story about Novartis and MorphoSys, a German biotech, expanding their collaboration -- to the tune of a 10-year, $600 million partnership. The alliance is geared toward "the discovery and development of antibody-based biological drugs," according to the article.

 

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.