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The funding will enable the Institute for Genome Sciences to pursue a number of infectious disease research initiatives using omics technologies.

The projects, set to begin this year, concern prostate cancer, infectious diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease, and sleep disorders.

The company also said it has been awarded a research sequencing grant from Illumina Accelerator.

Four awardees will use Intermountain's NGS One Genomic Services for projects that focus on precision medicine, clinical, and translational research.

Geisinger will use the funding to develop genomic-based approaches for detecting arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy to aid in early intervention.

The funding will be used to develop a platform to identify species and strains of bacteria that cannot be cultured or detected with standard methods.

The Polish company recently received 9 million Polish złoty ($2.4 million) from the country's National Center for Research and Development to support its activities.

The UK informatics startup has received funding from Innovate UK to implement an informatics platform for physicians to identify patients for genomic testing.

The new multinational consortium, backed by the EU and Canada, seeks to improve understanding of immune responses and uncover new therapeutic targets.

The new, multinational iReceptor Plus Consortium will develop a platform for sharing of AIRR-seq data to advance immunotherapy and precision medicine.

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The long-running Framingham Heart Study has received a $38 million grant, according to the Boston Globe.

A Stanford University investigation finds that its researchers did not take part in He Jiankui's work to develop gene-edited infants.

Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.

In Genome Biology this week: genomic sequencing of milkweed bug, benchmark comparison of single-cell RNA sequencing platforms, and more.