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The effort, called SPHERES, aims to monitor changes in the virus to support public health research and diagnostic and therapeutic development.

With $2.5 million in initial philanthropy funding, the consortium plans to launch several research projects and establish a data commons for storing and sharing results. 

The newly launched EndPandemic National Data Consortium brings together seven life sciences and bioinformatics firms in search of treatments and vaccines.

Blueprint Genetics, recently acquired by Quest Diagnostics in January, will base the 600-gene panel on its whole-exome sequencing capability.

Big Blue's IBM Research and Watson divisions are teaming with several national consortia to unlock and share molecular and clinical coronavirus data on HPC platforms.

The project's total budget is expected to exceed $1.5 million with backing from the Israeli Innovation Authority and international technology firm BATM.

A nationwide, multi-agency effort to sequence the virus causing COVID-19 is a logistical nightmare, but experts say the UK is well situated to succeed.

The consortium, which spans more than a dozen UK cities, will sequence patient samples to understand the spread and evolution of the novel coronavirus.

The company plans to offer four new products by the end of the year, including four targeted transcriptomic panels and IHC compatibility for Visium.

The consortium will help professional organizations develop practice guidelines and facilitate discussion on the appropriate use of reproductive genetic testing. 

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.