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If Biotech Goes Belly Up, There's Always the Landlord Thing to Fall Back On

Here's an article from the Boston Globe reporting on the Biogen Idec Innovation Incubator, a program led by Rainer Fuchs that just signed up its first tenant. "Biogen Idec is trying a new approach: setting up an incubator to help biotech start-ups get off the ground by providing them with funding, technical expertise, and office and laboratory space," according to the story. "After spending more than a year getting the incubator ready, Biogen Idec plans to disclose today that it has signed up its first tenant, Escoublac, a new company based on research from a Columbia University researcher."


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.