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VolitionRx: Kim Nguyen, Richard Brudnik

VolitionRx announced that Kim Nguyen and Richard Brudnik had been appointed to the company's board of directors, with Nguyen appointed chair of the company's compensation committee and as a member of the nominations and governance committee. Brudnick was appointed as a member of the audit and compensation committees. 

Nguyen is the head of human relations for Google Asia Pacific, covering the tech and portfolio businesses. She has 20 years of global HR experience.

Brudnick is the chief business officer and head of corporate strategy at Codiak BioSciences, a biopharmaceutical company focused on exome-based therapeutics. He has previously served in senior portfolio strategy, corporate development, and business development positions at pharmaceutical companies.

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.