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The University of California, Santa Cruz, has launched a beta version of the Cancer Genomics Hub (CGHub), a data repository and user portal for the National Cancer Institute's cancer genome research programs, including the Cancer Genome Atlas, Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments project, and the Cancer Genome Characterization Initiative.

The CGHub computer system is located at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. It was developed and will be managed by David Haussler's bioinformatics lab at UCSC.

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.