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Volkmar Weckesser

Centogene has appointed Volkmar Weckesser as its chief information officer. Most recently, Weckesser served as chief information officer for Gothaer Insurance Enterprise and CEO of the incorporated Gothaer Systems. Before his work at Gothaer, he served as director of IT/organization at the HSH Nordbank and served as IT director at DekaBank. Weckesser will start his new position on June 1.

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.