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No Dice

The Wall Street Journal's Deal Book wonders why there are so few deals going on in Europe's biopharma arena -- $137 billion of health-care deals have gone down so far this year in the US. It's not for lack of trying. "One potential deal after another has fallen apart," the article says, citing companies such as Nycomed, Crucell, and Actavis that have explored sales only to have them fall through.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.