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Piet Wigerinck

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Galapagos has appointed Piet Wigerinck as senior vice president of development, the company announced this week.
 
Wigerinck joins Galapagos from Tibotec, where he was vice president for drug discovery, early development, and chemistry manufacturing and control, and a member of the management board. Prior to Tibotec, Wigerinck was a medicinal chemist at Janssen Research Foundation

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.