NIH funding RADx Awards Minute Molecular Diagnostics $21.3M for Rapid PCR COVID-19 Test Startup Minute Molecular Diagnostics' cartridge-based point-of-care PCR system can detect SARS-CoV-2 from nasal swabs in 15 minutes. NIH Awards Ceres Nanosciences $8.2M for Wastewater-Based COVID-19 Surveillance The Manassas, Virginia-based firm will collaborate with researchers at Emory University to develop a system for the Atlanta metro area. NCI Director Sharpless Outlines Ideas to Aggressively Lower Cancer Deaths At the AACR Annual Meeting, Sharpless said NCI should focus on improving early screening, access to trials, and development of advanced drugs to realize President Biden's goal of eradicating cancer. NIH RADx Program Awards $29.3M to Increase SARS-CoV-2 Testing Capacity The contracts are for two lateral flow rapid antigen tests, a laboratory-based test to detect and identify SARS-CoV-2 variants, and a rapid RT-PCR test. Nonprofit Count Me In to Return Genomic Results to Patients With Rare Cancers Premium With a new $16 million NCI grant, Count Me In is working with the Broad and Dana-Farber to engage osteosarcoma and leiomyosarcoma patients in their own care and in research. Mar 2, 2021 NIH, Partners Commit $74.9M to New Phase of Alzheimer's Program Feb 3, 2021 Meridian Bioscience Receives $5.5M From NIH to Expand SARS-CoV-2 Test Production Dec 28, 2020 President Trump Signs FY 2021 Spending Bill to Boost NIH Budget 3 Percent Dec 23, 2020 AnVIL Platform Makes Popular NHGRI GTEx Database Free to Download Premium Dec 22, 2020 Congress Approves 3 Percent Increase in NIH Budget for Fiscal 2021 Dec 9, 2020 Day Zero Diagnostics Wins $300K NIH Grant to Refine HAI Outbreak Analysis Service Nov 5, 2020 Jackson Laboratory Wins $3.4M NHGRI Grant to Study Workplace Genomic Testing Oct 23, 2020 NIH Awards Research Triangle Institute $5.7M to Help Raise Awareness for All of Us Program Sep 29, 2020 NIH Awards Two SBIR Grants Totaling $3.9M to Phase Genomics Sep 18, 2020 NCI Awards InheRET $2M SBTT Grant to Improve Inherited Disease Detection Sep 2, 2020 NIH Awards $129M to Nine Dx Firms for Rapid COVID-19 Diagnostics Sep 2, 2020 Vibrent Health Lands $39M in NIH Funding to Continue All of Us Tech Center Aug 31, 2020 HudsonAlpha Postdoc Wins NIH Grant for Alzheimer's Disease Research Aug 13, 2020 Weill Cornell Using $1.5M NIH Grant to Predict Severity of COVID-19 Cases Premium Aug 7, 2020 Illumina Sees Expanding Sequencing Market in COVID-19 Response, Despite Short-Term Woes Premium Jul 22, 2020 Risk-Assessment Phase of eMERGE Looks to Diversify Polygenic Risk Scoring Premium Jul 14, 2020 House Committee Votes for $5.5B Boost to NIH Budget Jul 1, 2020 NIH Allocates $75M to Create eMERGE Risk Assessment Network Jun 10, 2020 HelixBind Receives $3M NIH Grant to Expand Bloodstream Infection Dx Platform Apr 28, 2020 NCI Awards UCLA Researchers $2.8M to Develop Blood Test for Liver Transplant Candidate Selection Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.