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Wasn't High Tech Supposed to Usher in the New World Order?

Portfolio magazine has an article about Decode Genetics, which it refers to as a "high-tech victim of the new world economic order." The article notes Nasdaq's delisting warning to the company, adding that "this comes against a backdrop of biotech markets that are not only plummeting, but may be facing particularly hard times as investors pull back from an industry that even in bullish times requires massive amounts of capital and years of R&D before revenues come in." CEO Kari Stefansson has said that his team is "in the process of creating a smaller, leaner Decode."

 

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.