technology development BC Platforms Enlists TripleBlind for AI Data Protection Data privacy firm TripleBlind will add a layer of data encryption to BC Platforms' BCRquest biobank network as part of a Finnish consortium to promote health data sharing. Enpicom, Viroclinics-DDL Expand Partnership to Accelerate Antibody, Vaccine Discovery A Dutch province has awarded an unspecified sum to the Netherlands-based firms to combine their technologies for TCR and BCR repertoire sequencing and analysis. GeneInfoSec Wants Genetic Data Security to Start at Molecular Level Premium The early-stage company just launched a bioinformatics security service, but it is developing technology to label and manage individual molecules in DNA samples. CareDx, IDbyDNA Partner to Develop Infectious Disease Dx for Transplant Patients The test will identify more than 100 pathogens, as well as drug resistance in viruses and bacteria. Canadian Consortium Launches COVID Cloud to Support Molecular Research Led by DNAstack and supported by Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster, COVID Cloud looks to build a nationwide bioinformatics infrastructure to address the pandemic. Nov 18, 2020 Lurie Children's Hospital Details Migration of Clinical Diagnostics Lab to hg38 Reference Genome Premium Nov 2, 2020 Tempus, Janssen R&D Collaborate on Oncology Clinical Trial Matching Oct 12, 2020 MD Anderson's DrBioRight Automates Omics Analytics With Natural-Language Technology Premium Oct 7, 2020 Nvidia Expands Genomics Activities With Supercomputer, New Partnerships Premium Sep 23, 2020 Center for Genomic Regulation's COVID-19 Viral Beacon Digs Into Thousands of SARS-CoV-2 Genomes Premium Aug 21, 2020 UK Biobank Taps DNAnexus, AWS to Build Informatics Platform Premium Jul 7, 2020 Cancer Research UK, Abcam Partner to Develop Custom Antibodies for Cancer Research Jul 1, 2020 Sherlock Biosciences, Binx Health Partner to Develop CRISPR-Based POC COVID-19 Test Premium Jun 11, 2020 Avida Biomed Developing Hybridization-Based Methylation Sequencing Panels for Cancer Dx Premium May 20, 2020 Mammoth Biosciences, GSK Developing CRISPR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic for Home Testing Premium May 19, 2020 SeqOne Looks to Support NGS-Based COVID-19 Testing to Accelerate Pandemic Screening, Tracing Premium May 5, 2020 PierianDx, University Hospital of Augsburg Tailoring NGS Workflow to European Market Apr 29, 2020 Lexogen Nabs Austrian Funding for RNA-Seq Coronavirus Test Apr 24, 2020 National Genomics Programs in UK, US Change Data Storage Calculations Premium Mar 20, 2020 COVID-19 Immune Response to be Mapped by Adaptive Biotechnologies, Microsoft Feb 28, 2020 Cepheid, Sherlock Biosciences Partner on SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Test Feb 28, 2020 Startup Spesana Developing MDx Clinical Decision Support Software Premium Feb 21, 2020 Horizon Aims to Build Unique Portfolio of Gene Editing Tools While Avoiding IP Woes Premium Feb 6, 2020 Dante Labs Taps BC Platforms for Informatics Support as NGS Testing Ramps Up Premium Feb 3, 2020 Qlucore Expands Into Diagnostics, Precision Medicine With New Informatics Offering Premium Load More Breaking News Myasthenia Gravis Study Identifies Genetic Risk Loci Affecting Acetylcholine Receptor Mammoth Biosciences High-Throughput CRISPR-Based COVID Test Gets FDA EUA Illumina, National Cancer Center Japan Collaborate on Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Fluidigm Obtains $250M Investment, Changing Name to Standard BioTools SeqOne Genomics Closes €20M Series A Financing NeoGenomics Partners With Biomarker Collaborative to Provide Lung Cancer Resources The Scan For STEM Students to Stay New policy changes will make it easier for international STEM students to stay in the US after graduation, the Wall Street Journal reports. To Inform or Not, To Know or Not The New York Times writes that some genetic biobanks may re-contact donors if they spot something troublesome, but it notes that not all donors want that information. Rapid Test Studies Researchers are examining why rapid tests may be less effective at detecting the Omicron variant and how to improve them, NPR says. PLOS Papers on SARS-CoV-2 Diversity in Delaware, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Adiposity GWAS In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 isolates from Delaware, gene expression and protein-protein interaction patterns in metastatic breast cancer, and more.