Middle East CRISPR-IL Consortium Hopes AI Can Improve Accuracy, Efficiency of Gene Editing Premium The Israeli government-funded group of biotech, pharma, computational biology, and agriculture interests has developed software for predicting CRISPR guide RNA. Protai Raises $8M to Build Proteomics, AI-Based Drug Discovery Platform The Israeli startup expects the funding to support development of drug discovery programs and partnerships with pharma researchers. Nucleix Raises Additional $22M The Israeli molecular diagnostics firm is developing liquid biopsy tests for early-stage and recurring cancer detection based on methylation patterns. In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bio-Techne, 54gene, and More News items for the week of Dec. 13, 2021. OncoHost, Heidelberg University Hospital Strike Lung Cancer Biomarker Alliance The partners will collect and analyze blood samples to identify novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets, primarily for non-small cell lung cancer. Dec 9, 2021 Dotz Nano Inks Southeast Asia Distribution Deals for Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test Platform Nov 10, 2021 Israeli Government Extends CRISPR-IL Consortium With $14.5M in New Funding Nov 10, 2021 Geneyx Genomex Closes $6.5M Seed Financing Round Nov 9, 2021 Dotz Ventures Into Molecular Diagnostics Market With SARS-CoV-2 Test Premium Nov 4, 2021 Mission Bio Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal With Alliance Global for Middle East, Africa Oct 20, 2021 Genomic Studies Presented at ASHG Explore Malaria Responses in West African Children Oct 15, 2021 In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More Oct 12, 2021 Arab Genome Study Improves Understanding of Migration Patterns, Haplotype Imputation Sep 30, 2021 Pharmacogenomics Firm Genetika+ Raises $10M in Series A Round Sep 30, 2021 Sequencing Study Points to Prenatal Development Syndrome, Possible Treatment Strategy Sep 22, 2021 Aviv Scientific Closes $40M Series B Financing Round Sep 14, 2021 Centenarian Exome Analysis Points to Conserved Longevity Pathways Aug 4, 2021 Middle Eastern Genomes Provide Look at Genetic Variation, Population Histories Jul 28, 2021 Capio Biosciences, BioView to Explore Integration of Circulating Tumor Cell Technologies Jul 12, 2021 Aging Clock Developed From Inflammatory Immune Features Jul 8, 2021 COVID-19 Susceptibility, Severity Loci Reported by International Team Jun 23, 2021 Archaic Hominin History, Interactions Revealed With Denisova Cave Sediment Sequences Jun 3, 2021 Nucleix, MD Anderson Partner on Methylation-Based Lung Cancer Dx Tests May 26, 2021 Bioinformatics Method Could Improve Detection of Off-Target CRISPR Activity Premium May 19, 2021 Yourgene, Alliance Global Sign Distribution Deal for Middle East, Africa Load More Breaking News Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Pacific Biosciences, SomaLogic, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Amoy Diagnostics, Akoya Biosciences, Congenica, Lucence In Brief This Week: BGI, Gencove, Cepheid, Biocartis, Biognosys, Co-Diagnostics, More Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme Pacific Biosciences Outlines Progress on Short-Read Sequencing at JPM, Partners With Canexia Health The Scan Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate. Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council. Across the Hall Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports. Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.