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Asuragen QuantideX qPCR BCR-ABL IS Kit

Asuragen has launched its QuantideX qPCR BCR-ABL IS kit, the first FDA cleared molecular diagnostic test for monitoring BCR-ABL1 transcripts in myeloid leukemia. The kit uses armored DNA technology to create World Health Organization Primary standard-aligned RNA-based calibrators. The assay reports patient results directly on the International Scale in accordance with the European LeukemiaNET and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 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.