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Illumina to Roll Out Sherlock Array Scanner in Q4

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 - Illumina will formally roll out its Sherlock array scanner over the next three months, a company official said today.

 

John Stuelpnagel, Illumina's senior vice president of operations, said the tool, a confocal scanner that acquires data from Illumina's BeadArray platform, is currently in the pilot-production stage.

 

Stuelpnagel spoke at the UBS Warburg global life-sciences conference, held here through Thursday.

The Scan

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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.