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The bill, which Congress overwhelmingly approved last week, also includes additional funding for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NHGRI has moved the Genotype-Tissue Expression dataset entirely to the cloud in an effort to democratize access to the huge but formerly pricey compendium.

The bill, which was overwhelming passed by both the Senate and the House, would boost the National Institutes of Health's budget by $1.25 billion.

The company said it will use the funding to integrate Oxford Nanopore Technologies' ultra-long read genomic sequencing into its service.

Jackson Laboratory researchers will lead an interdisciplinary team of experts to study the employee health benefits of workplace genetic testing.

The National Institutes of Health also said that it has added four additional healthcare provider organizations to help advance the initiative.

The Seattle-based firm has won two grants each worth $1.9 million to develop proximity ligation assays with applications in cytogenetics.

The University of Michigan spinout will use the funds to develop its InheRET platform, increase integration with EHRs, as well as increase its workforce and userbase. 

Some of the firms will receive money to speed up test development, while others will use the funds to expand their testing and manufacturing capacity.

The award covers the first of five years for running and enhancing the All of Us Participant Technology Systems Center.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.