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Karolinska University Hospital Genetic Analysis Services

The Mutation Analysis Facility (MAF) at Karolinska University Hospital is launching a range of genetic analysis services targeting the European research and clinical market and focusing on areas such as cancer profiling for solid tumors and liquid biopsy, as well as pharmacogenetics. MAF has ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for core methods by the Swedish SWEDAC authority, and will offer a broad portfolio of services including genome-wide analysis, targeted epigenetic analysis, and DNA methylation for precision medicine research and clinical decision making. Karolinska highlighted in particular its SNP genotyping expertise, noting that it uses MALDI-TOF analysis performed on Agena Bioscience's MassArray platform to simultaneously genotype several SNPs for both small- and large-scale applications.

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.