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People in the News: Laura Lauman, Omead Ostadan

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Illumina has appointed Laura Lauman to be VP of marketing. In leading global marketing efforts, she will assume the responsibilities of Omead Ostadan, who has taken a new executive leadership role with the company.

Lauman formerly was president of AB Sciex and she spent 15 years at Life Technologies/Applied Biosystems, where she was division president and GM of the Proteomics and Small Molecule Division. She also held commercial and business leadership roles at PerkinElmer and Waters.

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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.