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 Delic Partners With GT Research for Genetic Analysis of Cannabis, Psychedelic Mushrooms Indivumed, Biognosys Expand Partnership to Offer Immunopeptidomics Insights Multiomic Study Identifies Drivers of Severe COVID-19 in Patients Under 50 Without Comorbidities Yourgene H1 2022 Revenues More Than Double Gencove Raises $10M in Series A Financing Blueprint Genetics, BioMarin to Offer Genetic Testing for Skeletal Dysplasia in Europe, Middle East The Scan Should've Been Spotted Sooner Scientists tell the Guardian that SARS-CoV-2 testing issues at a UK lab should have been noticed earlier. For Martian Fuel Researchers have outlined a plan to produce rocket fuel on Mars that uses a combination of sunlight, carbon dioxide, frozen water, cyanobacteria, and engineered E. coli, according to Gizmodo. To Boost Rapid Testing The Washington Post writes that new US programs aim to boost the availability of rapid at-home SARS-CoV-2 tests. PNAS Papers on Strawberry Evolution, Cell Cycle Regulators, False-Positive Triplex Gene Editing In PNAS this week: strawberry pan-genome, cell cycle-related roles for MDM2 and MDMX, and more.