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People in the News: Josh Forsythe and Mark Pottle

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Knome has hired Josh Forsythe as its new vice president of sales and marketing. He joins the company after 10 years at Golden Helix, where held several positions including VP of business development, VP of sales and marketing, and director of marketing.


GNS Healthcare has hired Mark Pottle to be its chief financial officer.

Prior to joining GNS, Pottle was the CFO at N-of-One. Before that, he was CFO for UnitedHealth Group's Optum Insight – Accountable Care Business Unit. He has also been vice president of finance and VP of business operations at healthcare IT company Picis, which was acquired by Optum.


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.