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Editor’s Note

After a little more than three years, BioCommerce Week will cease publishing with next week’s issue on December 19.
 
However, GenomeWeb remains committed to reporting on the business strategies, M&A activity, and finances of the life science tools industry. In order to reach a broader audience in 2008, much of the content that has been covered in these pages since the newsletter’s inception in September 2004 will continue to receive attention in an enhanced version of our GenomeWeb Daily News service, which is free to subscribers.
 
Subscribers to BioCommerce Week will be contacted directly in the next two weeks for options for the remaining issues left on their account.
 
Edward Winnick
Editor, BioCommerce Week

Managing Editor, GenomeWeb Daily News

The Scan

Just Breathing

A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports.

Just Like This One

NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna.

Slow Start

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000.

Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer

In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.