research alliance NHS, Genomics PLC to Integrate Polygenic Risk Scores With Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors A newly launched pilot study aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of genetic risk assessment in preventing cardiovascular disease in England. Eagle Genomics, Quadram Institute Form Microbiome Data Research Alliance The partners will use Eagle's e[datascientist] software platform to analyze complex microbiome data. Seqster, National Pancreas Foundation Partner on Pancreatic Disease Registry Seqster will aggregate data from DNA tests and other sources to inform and assist research into new treatments for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Exact Sciences, Jefferson Health to Study Blood-Based Multicancer Early Detection Test The partners will survey doctors, care coordinators, and patients on metrics like test safety and efficacy, and how to best implement multicancer testing. Helix, Cue Health Partner on SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Study The partners will sequence SARS-CoV-2 to look for variants in samples provided by users of Cue Health's at-home COVID-19 test. Oct 12, 2021 Partnership Aims to Sequence African Genomes in Fight for Health Equity Premium Sep 29, 2021 Eagle Genomics, Earlham Institute Team on Microbiome Datasets, Software Sep 21, 2021 Persephone Biosciences, Janssen Biotech Ink Biomarker Discovery Agreement Sep 15, 2021 Deepcell Partners With Stanford University on Human Cell Atlas Project Sep 15, 2021 Broad Institute, Novo Nordisk Foundation Launch Center to Study Genomic Mechanisms of Disease Sep 1, 2021 New Research Consortium to Standardize Single-Cell Sequencing for Cancer Drug Resistance Studies Jul 30, 2021 Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study Jul 15, 2021 Takeda Pharmaceutical, Rady Children's Partner on Rare Genetic Disease Drug Development Jun 24, 2021 My Gene Counsel, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Partner on Genetic Testing Study Jun 17, 2021 OncoDNA, Institut Jules Bordet Partner on Central Nervous System Metastasis Study May 24, 2021 Sensyne Health, Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Sign Data Deal for Research May 17, 2021 Oxford, Oracle Partner to Improve Identification of SARS-CoV-2 Variants May 12, 2021 Heligenics, Jackson Lab Partner to Study Breast Cancer Gene Variants Apr 29, 2021 Valted Seq Lands Exclusive Rights to Evaluate Johns Hopkins Neurodegenerative Disease Dx Assays Apr 28, 2021 DermTech Partners With Stanford School of Medicine to Study Chronic Skin Disorder Apr 27, 2021 BostonGene, Medical College of Wisconsin Partner on Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker Research Apr 15, 2021 OncoDNA, Institut Curie Partner on Liquid Biopsy Research in Head and Neck Cancer Mar 22, 2021 Evotec, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Partner on RNA-Targeting Drug Development Mar 18, 2021 Genialis Teams With Slovenian Bioinformatics Group to Develop Precision Medicine Tools Mar 9, 2021 MD Anderson, Orionis Biosciences Ink Partnership to Advance, Repurpose Small-Molecule Cancer Drugs Load More Breaking News Taiwanese Firm's IP Asserted in Suit Against Pacific Biosciences Found Partially Unpatentable In Ongoing False Advertising Suit, Judge Allows Natera Counterclaims Against Guardant Health Centogene Strikes Rare Disease Target Discovery Deal With Insilico Medicine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay The Scan Transplant Tests Edited Pig Kidneys The Associated Press reports a University of Alabama-Birmingham team transplanted genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human patient. UK Changes Some Gene-Edited Crop Rules A new law may enable gene-edited crops to be sold in the UK within about five years, New Scientist says. Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab Pfizer's antiviral pill to treat SARS-CoV-2 appears to work against the Omicron variant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nature Papers Find Genetic Risk Factor for Smell, Taste Loss in COVID-19; Analyze TB Granulomas In Nature this week: genome-wide association study find locus linked to the risk COVID-19 patients losing their sense of taste or smell, and more.