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LGC to Market Gentris' GentriSure Controls in Europe, Asia

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Gentris today said that London-based reference materials company LGC Promochem will market its GentriSure products to labs in Europe and India.
 
Gentris, a genotyping products and services company based in Morrisville, NC, said the human genomic reference controls now contain polymorphisms for the CYP2D6, CYP2C19, CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genes. The firm added that they are derived from human donors and do not include artificial DNA sequences.   
 
Financial terms of the deal were not released.

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.