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Macrogen Europe: Bongcho Kim

Sequencing services provider Macrogen Europe has appointed Bongcho Kim as CEO. He has been tasked with expanding the company's sequencing and bioinformatics capabilities.

Kim was previously director of technology and innovation of Seoul-based Macrogen. He joined the firm in 2013 as general manager for next-generations sequencing overseas sales before being promoted to director and VP.

Kim holds a doctorate in pathology from Seoul National University.

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.