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Victoria Proteomics Center Invests CA$1M in Equipment

NEW YORK, June 11 (GenomeWeb News) -- The University of Victoria-Genome British Columbia proteomics center in Victoria, Canada, has spent CA$1 million ($740,000) in Genome BC funding on new mass spec, computer, and automation equipment, according to The Ring, a University of Victoria newspaper.

 

The funding came from Western Economic Diversification and MDS Metro Laboratory Services and was part of a CA$2.5 million grant to Genome BC that was announced in April.

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.