research consortium Data Privacy Concerns Top of Mind for Planned African Genome Project Premium As organizers develop a plan to sequence 3 million genomes across Africa, bioinformaticians weigh the benefits and risks of such a large, diverse dataset. AbbVie, Biogen, Pfizer Join With Broad Institute on Genebass Exome Variant Project Premium The biopharma companies are looking to accelerate the completion of UK Biobank Exome Sequencing Consortium data analysis to aid drug discovery. Autism Sharing Initiative Brings Federated Data Model to Research, Clinical Care Premium DNAstack, Autism Speaks, and a Canadian-led coalition of hospitals, pharma companies, and patient advocates are turning to big data and GA4GH standards to raise understanding of autism. Transcriptomic Algorithm Shows Ability to Predict Progression-Free Survival in Cancer Patients Premium WIN Consortium researchers have shown that a prototype "digital display precision predictor" may identify patents who will live longer on treatments without progression. NIH, Partners Commit $74.9M to New Phase of Alzheimer's Program AMP AD 2.0 will look to bring precision medicine technologies to Alzheimer's biomarker and target discovery over the next five year. Feb 16, 2021 LifeArc Providing £5M for COVID-19 Study on Genomics of Severe Disease Feb 9, 2021 European Project Sets Out to Harness Genomics Data, AI to Create New Predictive Tools Premium Feb 8, 2021 Sophia Genetics, Spanish Lung Cancer Group Team up to Predict Lung Cancer Treatment Response Dec 9, 2020 Nonprofit Friends of Cancer Research Launches Public-Private HRD Harmonization Project Dec 1, 2020 Canadian Consortium Launches COVID Cloud to Support Molecular Research Aug 28, 2020 UK Consortium Wins £6.5M From Government to Study SARS-CoV-2 Immune Response May 1, 2020 CDC Leads Public-Private Consortium to Coordinate SARS-CoV-2 Genome Sequencing in US Apr 21, 2020 New York COVID-19 Genomics Research Network Coalesces to Battle Pandemic Apr 21, 2020 Saama-Led Consortium Seeks Data-Driven Answers to COVID-19 Apr 20, 2020 Blueprint Genetics, NICER Consortium Developing Genetic Test for Immunologic, Hematologic Disorders Apr 16, 2020 IBM Opens Up Informatics Toolkit to Accelerate COVID-19 Research, Drug Development Apr 10, 2020 Israeli Consortium Launches Patient Sequencing Study to Uncover COVID-19 Genetic Risk Factors Mar 25, 2020 UK COVID-19 Sequencing Consortium to Reveal Viral Spread, Evolution Mar 23, 2020 UK COVID-19 Sequencing Consortium Launches With £20M in Government, Wellcome Trust Funding Feb 25, 2020 10x Genomics Unveils 2020 New Product Pipeline at AGBT Premium Feb 5, 2020 Medical Organizations Form Reproductive Genetics Technology Consortium Dec 18, 2019 Nordic Project Aims to Investigate Link Between Mental Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease Premium Nov 12, 2019 India's IndiGen Project to Sequence 20K Genomes, Support New Clinical Applications Premium Oct 24, 2019 New Parkinson's Disease RNA-Seq Dataset Enables Search for Disease Biomarkers Premium Sep 26, 2019 Vanderbilt Leans on BioVU as it Builds 'All of Us' Database, Infrastructure Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.