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Interpace Diagnostics' ThyraMIR

PDI subsidiary Interpace Diagnostics has launched ThyraMIR, a microRNA gene expression classifier for identifying indeterminate benign and malignant thyroid modules. It is used in combination with the firm's ThyGenX assay to produce a positive or negative cancer test result from thyroid nodule fine needle aspiration procedures.

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.