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SGI Japan Forms Genomic Database Partnership With Xanagen

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (GenomeWeb News) - SGI Japan and Japanese Bio company Xanagen have formed a microbial genome database strategic alliance, Japan Corporate News Network reported last week.


Under the deal, the companies will combine Xanagen's XanaGenome integrated database with SGI's PDFAMS Base protein structure database, said JCNN.


Additional details were not available.

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.