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Jeffrey Saffer, Paul Kelly, Debra Goldfarb, Vernon Turner

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Visualization software developer OmniViz has appointed company founder Jeffrey Saffer as president. Saffer, who will continue his role as CTO, replaces former CEO and president Paul Kelly.


HPCWire, an online news service, has reported that IDC life science information technology
and high-performance computing analyst Debra Goldfarb has left to take a “strategic planning”
position at IBM “at a senior level.” Vernon Turner, group vice president of global enterprise server solutions at IDC, will take over Goldfarb’s duties.

 

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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.