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New Products: New Assemblies for UCSC Genome Browser

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The University of California, Santa Cruz, has released 28 new vertebrate assemblies on the Genome Browser website, featuring 22 new species and six assembly updates. The assemblies were added to support the 60-species conservation track on the latest mouse assembly, and some were originally sequenced and assembled for the Mammalian Genome Project.

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.