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James Mock

PerkinElmer has appointed James Mock as senior vice president and CFO, effective May 1. Mock will replace Andy Wilson as CFO. Wilson, who previously announced his retirement from PerkinElmer, will remain with the company as an advisor for an interim period to ensure a smooth integration, the firm said. Mock has served for nearly 20 years in a wide range of financial oversight capacities within General Electric, most recently as vice president of GE's corporate audit staff, where he worked on controllership reviews and operational excellence projects. 

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.