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Denator Inks Distribution Deal for UK, Ireland

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Denator said yesterday that Cheshire, UK-based Scientific & Medical Products will distribute the firm's heat inactivation technology, Stabilizor T1, in the UK and Ireland.

The Stabilizor system stabilizes tissue from sampling, eliminating degradative enzyme activity without the use of additives, said Gothenburg, Sweden-based Denator.

Terms of the exclusive agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.

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.