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Book Review


Pyrosequencing Protocols
Edited by Sharon Marsh

This technical book provides in-depth, step-by-step protocols for using pyrosequencing technology. Entries are written by scientists from a number of institutions, including Uppsala University, Washington University School of Medicine, and the University of Pittsburgh, among others. Topics cover everything from the history of pyrosequencing technology to primer applications, methylation analysis, and gene copy number.
Publisher: Humana Press
Publication date: November 17, 2006
ISBN: 1-588-29-645-8

Biochips as Pathways to Drug Discovery
Edited by Andrew Carmen and Gary Hardiman

In this book, editors Carmen and Hardiman delve into the topic of DNA biochips and their uses in the pharmaceutical world. Covering topics such as ChIP-chip studies, SNP analysis, and expression profiling, they and the other contributors look at the use of microarrays to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of the drug discovery process. Contributors include Francis Barany, Gary Williamson, and Elizabeth Winzeler.
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication date: 2007
ISBN: 1-57444-450-6


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.