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Candia Brown

Swift Biosciences has appointed Candia Brown as VP of global marketing. Brown joins Swift from Fluidigm where she served as director of single-cell genomics. Prior to Fluidigm, she directed strategic marketing for DNA applications within Affymetrix, and held various position at Applied Biosystems. Brown also conducted research at Applied Biosystems, the Baxter Corporation (MicroScan Division), and the Biocircuits Corporation.

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.