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Cracking the Market

Philadelphia-based Mylan and India-based Biocon are teaming up to develop generic biotech drugs. "It makes sense that Mylan, which is an expert in making generic copies of traditional drugs, would partner with an outside firm that focuses on biotech. By the same token, cracking the market for generic biotechs in the developed world might also be tricky - so it makes sense that an Indian firm might want a U.S. partner," says the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. The post adds that the new partnership will have plenty of competition.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people 65 and older or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.