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New Products: Myriad's myRisk Panel

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Myriad Genetics has launched its myRisk next-generation sequencing-based hereditary cancer panel to early access users (see story, this issue). The test analyzes 25 genes associated with eight different inherited cancers, including: breast, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate, gastric, and melanoma.

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.