philanthropy Prenetics, Prudential, CUHK, Others Partner to Increase COVID-19 Test Access in Hong Kong The Project Screen initiative aims to provide the Hong Kong community with home access to the World Health Organization-approved RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 at zero profit to its organizers. UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Receives $8.5M Gift The anonymous gift, to be made in annual installments over 10 years, will support interdisciplinary work at the campus's Genomics Institute headquarters. FIND, Unitaid Sign $14.5M Deal to Evaluate NGS-Based Diagnosis of Drug-Resistant TB The project, called Seq&Treat, will be implemented in Brazil, China, Georgia, India, and South Africa starting in October. Mount Sinai Creates New Genomics Center as Part of $100M AI Initiative Premium The Center for Genomic Health will be one facet of the new James Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health, funded by a philanthropic gift. Invitae Launches Free Genetic Testing Programs With Spark Therapeutics, X4 Pharmaceuticals The testing programs are financially supported by the drugmakers, and will allow Invitae to provide free testing and genetic counseling for rare inherited retinal disease and primary immunodeficiencies. May 23, 2019 New York Genome Center Gets $125M Gift from Simons Foundation, Carson Family Charitable Trust Mar 12, 2019 VA, Sanford Health to Offer Free PGx Testing to 250K Vets May 15, 2018 CARB-X Awards MicrobeDx Up To $3.5M Jun 12, 2017 Wash U Receives $10M Gift for Genomics Center Nov 18, 2015 Kraft Family Foundation Pledges $20M to Harvard Business School to Advance Precision Medicine Jun 25, 2015 Icahn School of Medicine Gifted $5M to Establish Precision Wellness Center Jun 22, 2015 Broad Institute Gets $20M Gift to Battle Tuberculosis with Genomic Technology May 18, 2015 UTSW Medical Center Receives $5M Gift to Create Depression Research Center Apr 30, 2015 Cypher Genomics, U Penn to Collaborate on Genetics Study of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Apr 27, 2015 Mount Sinai Gifted $3M for IBD Center Apr 6, 2015 BD, Breakout Labs Partner on Funding, Guidance to Startups Mar 30, 2015 Ellison Foundation Provides U of Washington $6M for Alzheimer's Research Mar 2, 2015 UAMS Myeloma Institute to Create MDx Center, Endowed Chair with $10M Celgene Gift Feb 18, 2015 NYU, Technion-Israel Institute Gifted $9M for Cancer Research Feb 10, 2015 Hugh Kaul Foundation Gifts $7M for UAB Personalized Medicine Institute Breaking News Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing 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 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.