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Marina Plans to Raise $1.2M in Stock Offering


Marina Biotech this week said that it plans to raise $1.2 million through the registered direct placement of common stock to certain institutional investors at $0.75 a share.

The company's stock has been trading recently around $0.68 a share.

Marina also said that it will issue the investors warrants to buy up to 800,000 shares of its stock at an exercise price of $0.75.

The Scan

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.