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Lansing Taylor

Lansing Taylor has been awarded this year’s Society for Biomolecular Sciences Accomplishment Award for his work on the commercialization of high-content screening technology, SBS said this week.
Taylor is the founder, president, and CEO of systems biology firm Cellumen. He was also the founder, chairman, president, and CEO of Cellomics, now a part of Fisher Biosciences.

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.