Geneart In Brief This Week: Sequenom; Geneart, Life Technologies; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Spartan Bioscience; BioTime In Brief This Week is a column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week. Geneart Posts 16 Percent Revenue Growth for Q3 The firm, which now majority-owned by Life Technologies, also posted a sharp gain in its earnings before interest and taxes. Life Technologies Acquires Majority Stake in Geneart for $47M Life Tech now owns 74 percent of the synthetic gene company. UPDATE: Geneart Boards Recommend Acceptance of Life Tech Acquisition Bid Life Technologies has made a tender offer to acquire the remaining shares of Geneart that it does not already own for around €25.5 million. The total purchase price was approximately €56 million. UPDATE: Life Technologies Takes Majority Stake in GeneArt The agreement gives Applied Biosystems Deutschland approximately 58 percent of GeneArt's shares. Dec 29, 2009 Synthetic Gene Firms Get Ahead of Government on Security Nov 19, 2009 Gene Synthesis Companies to Develop Biothreat Protocols Aug 13, 2009 Geneart's First-Half '09 Sales Rise 3 Percent Breaking News People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Northeastern University SARS-CoV-2 Test FDA Revises SARS-CoV-2 Test Emergency Use Authorization Requirements to Account for Variants Geisinger Wins $5M NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Genetic Diagnostic Tool The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.