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Zyomyx Sells Protein Biochip System to National Eye Institute

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Zyomyx said today that the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health would use the Zyomyx Protein Profiling Biochip System for its research into ocular disease.

NEI will use the system to study inflammatory, autoimmune, and other diseases of the eye.

Further details of the agreement were not provided.

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.