research grant Singapore Institutions Launch Program to Diagnose, Treat EBV-Associated Nasopharyngeal Cancer The program, funded by Singapore's National Research Foundation, aims to identify Epstein-Barr virus strains associated with NPC in Southeast Asian populations. Tailor Bio Receives £650K UK Biomedical Grant to Develop Predictive Diagnostic for Ovarian Cancer The startup will work with Illumina and the University of Cambridge to develop a test that identifies which ovarian cancer patients won't respond to doxorubicin chemotherapy. California Passes State Budget Including $19.3M for Precision Medicine Premium The funding is allocated to the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine for research related to depression and underrepresented populations. Euformatics Wins €350K European Grant to Develop NGS Workflows for Cancer, Rare Disease Dx The Finnish firm will also use the money to build a quality control system so labs can validate their research pipelines. Cancer Genomics Project in Southwestern American Indians Aims to Improve Research, Care Disparities The NCI-funded project, which was delayed due to the pandemic, is poised to begin, and aims to provide actionable data and build a reference genome for American Indians. Sep 15, 2021 Broad Institute, Novo Nordisk Foundation Launch Center to Study Genomic Mechanisms of Disease Jun 7, 2021 University of Sydney Wins A$1.4M Grant, Teams With Allelica on Cardiac Polygenic Risk Scores May 21, 2021 European Project to Harness Biobanks, EHRs to Develop Precision Psychiatry Tools Premium Mar 30, 2021 German COVID-19 Project Aims to Better Understand Role of Genetics in Disease Severity Premium Mar 29, 2021 Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Receives $325K Lymphoma Research Grant Mar 5, 2021 Fauna Bio Gets $373K NIH Grant to Study Animal Genomes for Potential Drug Targets Mar 3, 2021 Nonprofit Count Me In to Return Genomic Results to Patients With Rare Cancers Premium Feb 23, 2021 Phase Genomics Wins $1.7M NIH Grant for Virus Discovery Platform Development Feb 17, 2021 NCI Grants $1.9M to Roswell Park to Study Molecular Race-Based Breast Cancer Disparities Feb 16, 2021 LifeArc Providing £5M for COVID-19 Study on Genomics of Severe Disease Jan 19, 2021 Devyser Receives €750K Grant to Build Sequencing Assay for Early Detection of Transplant Rejection Jan 15, 2021 Mammoth Biosciences Taking Lead Role in DARPA-Funded Development of Pathogen Detection Tech Premium Jan 14, 2021 DARPA Awards $36.7M to Six Organizations for Gene Editing-Based Dx, Biosurveillance Tech Dec 22, 2020 Novigenix-Led Consortium Awarded Up to €1M to Develop Predictive Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Test Dec 16, 2020 Sherlock Biosciences Receives $5M Gates Foundation Grant for COVID-19 Self-Test Nov 4, 2020 Genome BC to Fund Development of Freshwater Fish DNA Library Nov 2, 2020 Researchers Turn Methylated DNA Profiling Method Towards Prenatal Testing Applications Premium Oct 16, 2020 NIH Kicks Off Second Stage of 4D Nucleome Program With $142M in Research Grants Oct 13, 2020 SomaLogic, Academic Collaborators Win $1M NSF Grant to Develop Proteomic Screening Assay Oct 6, 2020 Startup Coral Genomics Wins $2M SBIR Grant From NIH Load More Breaking News New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Qiagen, Thermo Fisher, Bionano Genomics, BillionToOne, More People in the News at Illumina Ventures, Element Biosciences, Epigenomics, Exagen, More Genomic Approaches Boost Rare Disease Diagnoses in Middle Eastern Patient Population GeneDx to Raise $150M in Public and Direct Stock Offerings In Brief This Week: T2 Biosystems, Novacyt, OpGen, Dante Genomics, Nautilus Biotechnology, More The Scan Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups. Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder. MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus. Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.