Well, it was an interesting weekend: the writers' strike may have been settled, Obama swept (and won a Grammy), and there was an unusual amount of blood spilled around the NHL (Lets Go Flyers!). But what happened in your world?
- First up: AstraZeneca is considering sale of some GI research projects, according to a Swedish newspaper (via Reuters). Perhaps Dagens Industri reads IN VIVO: we reported this news back in November!
- The NYT reviews the options for those of you who want to do a little personal genome spelunking. In other consumer genomics news, deCODE announced on Sunday the launch of a genomic test to identify individuals with a higher risk of prostate cancer.
- Newron announced early Monday that it was buying the private CNS-focused biotech Hunter-Fleming, for €8 million in stock plus a potential €17 million in earnouts (also in shares).
- “Generally I am very brave…only today I happen to have a headache.”
- Sorry, but we have to be firm on this one: Atonement should not have won best film at the BAFTAs last night (we loved the book, but...). And riddle us this: how does it lose in the 'best British film' category yet win 'best film'?
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