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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK biotech firm Epistem said today that it has received €1.5 million ($2 million) from the European Commission to develop point-of-care diagnostic tests for Hepatitis C as part of a €6 million, international project called the PoC HCV consortium.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A 14-member consortium of European companies and academic partners have been awarded €6 million ($7.7 million) from the EU to use genomics technologies to develop biomarker-driven personalized vaccines for glioma patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Seven universities and institutes in Belgium have teamed up to create a network to support the nation's genomics research endeavors, filling a need for greater sharing of technologies and expertise, one of the partners, KU Leuven, said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stanford University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have launched a new program that aims to develop methods for measuring the accuracy and comparability of life sciences and genomics technologies, particularly tools that are expanding beyond the

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lophius Biosciences today said that it has joined a research consortium that will work with the firm on developing its T-Track MS diagnostic test for initial diagnosis of multiples sclerosis and monitoring of disease progression.

CHICAGO (GenomeWeb News) – As members of The Cancer Genome Atlas continue to characterize tumors, those involved in the effort are also looking beyond an already large catalog of cancer-associated genomic glitches, considering additional cancer features for profiling as well as ways of applying d

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In an effort to help move biomedical innovations from the lab to the clinic more swiftly, a large group of European institutions have formed a consortium that will share access to research infrastructure and expertise, the European Commission said yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of research centers led by the Institute of Cancer Research, London will partner with Illumina to launch a new sequencing-based testing program to analyze genetic mutations in cancer patients, the Wellcome Trust said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Olink Bioscience today announced a consortium formed to advance research into inflammatory bowel diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A set of studies stemming from the Collaborative Oncological Gene-environment Study, or COGS, have roughly doubled the number of common genetic variants implicated in prostate, breast, or ovarian cancer.

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The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.