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Regulus Grosses a Total of $80.9M from Recent Transactions


Regulus Therapeutics this week announced that it grossed a total of $80.9 million from its recent initial public offering on the Nasdaq and other transactions.

The company went public in early October, floating its shares at $4 apiece, down from an originally expected $10 to $12 a share (GSN 10/4/2012). The total gross proceeds include $50.9 million from the public sale of common stock, $25 million from the sale of stock in a private placement with partner AstraZeneca, and $5 million from the sale of a convertible note in August to collaborator Biogen Idec.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.