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 In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.