Africa Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event The commensal stomach bacterium evolved and moved with people, and a new analysis of it provides more details into the peopling of Siberia and the Americas. Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. Novel Locus Tied to Rheumatic Heart Disease in Black Africans A lack of an independent cohort limited the researchers' ability to replicate their finding and underscored the need for better representation of Africans in research. Shoreline Biome Inks Distribution Deal With Inqaba Biotec for Sub-Saharan Africa Shoreline offers all-in-one microbiome assay kits, as well as related analysis software, designed to work on long-read and short-read sequencing platforms. Yourgene, Alliance Global Sign Distribution Deal for Middle East, Africa Dubai-based Alliance Global will distribute Yourgene's noninvasive prenatal tests, reproductive health tests, and other products across a broad range of territories. May 7, 2021 In Brief This Week: Ginkgo Bioworks, Novacyt, Viome, and More Apr 28, 2021 Sequencing Analysis Traces Origins of Malaria-Causing Parasite to Southeast Asia Mar 26, 2021 Low-Coverage Sequencing Effectively IDs Novel Variants in Underrepresented Populations Mar 10, 2021 Agena Inks MassArray Distribution Deal for Middle East, Africa, Central Asia Mar 9, 2021 SARS-Co-V-2 Sequencing Studies Elucidate Intrahost Diversity, Spread of New Lineage Feb 26, 2021 In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Invitae, and More Feb 5, 2021 In Brief This Week: Hologic, PercayAI, Guardant Health, and More Feb 2, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Genome Sequencing Study Identifies 16 Viral Lineages in South Africa Jan 27, 2021 Proteomic Analysis of Ancient Teeth Points to Dairy Consumption in Africa Thousands of Years Ago Jan 11, 2021 After Year of Scaling Up, Africa's 54gene Seeks Research Projects, Pharma Partnerships Premium Nov 19, 2020 FNIH Panel on Gene Drive Regulation Emphasizes Need for Local Community Engagement Premium Nov 2, 2020 Epilepsy Exomes From Epi25 Project Lead to Mutation-Intolerant Gene Regions Premium Oct 28, 2020 Additional Genome Sequences Underscores Genetic Diversity of Africa, Ancestral Migrations Oct 23, 2020 Human Proteome Project Hits 90 Percent Coverage of Predicted Proteins Oct 23, 2020 In Brief This Week: Yourgene Health, Oxford Immunotec, Burning Rock Biotech, and More Oct 12, 2020 Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative Launches With $100M Investment Oct 8, 2020 Omixon Gets CE Mark for SeqOnce Bio Extraction-Free SARS-CoV-2 Detection Kit, Inks Licensing Deal Sep 30, 2020 Post-Infectious Hydrocephalus in Ugandan Children Traced Back to Bacterial, Viral Pathogens Sep 30, 2020 CellSafe Inks Distribution Deal for Molecular Coronavirus Test Sep 21, 2020 Malaria Assays Use CRISPR for Point-of-Care Multispecies Detection Premium Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.