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Analytik Jena's qTower³ Thermal Cycler

Analytik Jena has introduced the qTower³ real-time PCR thermal cycler. The system has silver block technology and boasts homogeneity of ±0.1 degrees Celsius over the 96-well block. It is available as a stand-alone device withn an integrated tablet or as a PC-based system, and includes software with a broad spectrum of optimized analysis algorithms including absolute and relative quantification, melt point analysis, delta-delta Ct method, PCR efficiency measurement, allelic discrimination, and endpoint determination, the company said.

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.