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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.

The anonymous gift, to be made in annual installments over 10 years, will support interdisciplinary work at the campus's Genomics Institute headquarters.

The project, called Seq&Treat, will be implemented in Brazil, China, Georgia, India, and South Africa starting in October.

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.

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.

The five-year gift will support the building and maintenance of the NYGC's genomics infrastructure to work with its institutional founding members.

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USA Today reports that Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with Sanford Health to provide veterans with genetic testing.

The program is supported via a $25 million gift from philanthropist Denny Sanford and matching contributions fundraised by Sanford Health.

The award will go toward the development of MicrobeDx's technology for detecting the presence of bacteria in clinical urine specimens and to which antibiotics they are susceptible.

The university has renamed its genomics center, specializing in the gut microbiome, the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology.

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Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.

According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.