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SeqWell: Dan Calvo

SeqWell, a Beverly, Massachusetts-based provider of next-generation sequencing library construction technologies, has named appointed Dan Calvo as president and CEO, effective April 19. Calvo most recently served as president and and CEO of Gyros Protein Technologies from 2013 through its acquisition by Mesa Labs in 2019. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Oncimmune from 2009 to 2013. Calvo also previously served as CEO at Cellomics and Assay Designs, through their acquisitions by Fisher Scientific an Enzo Biochem, respectively.

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.