research grant Broad Institute, Novo Nordisk Foundation Launch Center to Study Genomic Mechanisms of Disease The center, which is being funded by a $47.5 million commitment from the foundation, will initially focus on type 2 diabetes and obesity. University of Sydney Wins A$1.4M Grant, Teams With Allelica on Cardiac Polygenic Risk Scores Researchers at the University of Sydney will work with Allelica to develop polygenic risk scores for coronary artery disease prevention and integrate the testing into primary care. European Project to Harness Biobanks, EHRs to Develop Precision Psychiatry Tools Premium A team led by investigators at the University of Oslo hopes to deploy a clinical management platform to enable clinicians to optimize patient therapies. German COVID-19 Project Aims to Better Understand Role of Genetics in Disease Severity Premium Atlas Biolabs, a Berlin-based biotechnology firm, is leading the effort, called Epi-Dx, which is largely funded by the German government. Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Receives $325K Lymphoma Research Grant The grant will fund a pilot study measuring circulating tumor DNA to help identify patients likely to relapse after autologous stem cell transplantation. 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 Oct 1, 2020 DiamiR Wins $3.9M in NIH Funding for Neurological Disease Diagnostic Development Sep 30, 2020 Curetis Receives €350K German Government Grant to Develop Carbapenem Resistance Test Sep 25, 2020 ASU Team Wins $6M in Government Funding to Develop Rapid Saliva Testing System for Coronavirus Sep 9, 2020 Innovate UK Grants University of Oxford, ATDBio £370K for Single-Cell Sequencing Tech Development Aug 13, 2020 Weill Cornell Using $1.5M NIH Grant to Predict Severity of COVID-19 Cases Premium Load More Breaking News Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Pacific Biosciences, SomaLogic, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Amoy Diagnostics, Akoya Biosciences, Congenica, Lucence In Brief This Week: BGI, Gencove, Cepheid, Biocartis, Biognosys, Co-Diagnostics, More Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme Pacific Biosciences Outlines Progress on Short-Read Sequencing at JPM, Partners With Canexia Health The Scan Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate. Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council. Across the Hall Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports. Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.