Business, Policy & Funding Breaking news on Genetics & Genomics business, policy & funding. Admera Health Seeks to Divest Pharmacogenomics, Clinical Services Business The company will continue to offer research services for biopharma customers but is hoping a strategic partner can take over its clinical portfolio. Schott Minifab Acquires Applied Microarrays to Expand US Manufacturing Capabilities The acquisition will expand Schott's biosensor printing capabilities, helping it further manufacture point-of-care microarray consumables. Genetic Technologies, WashU Team up to Study Breast Cancer Risk in Woman of African Descent The Australian company is working with the Institute for Public Health in St. Louis to expand the predictive capability of its GeneType breast cancer risk test. Beckman Coulter, Invitae Partner to Develop NGS Library Prep Applications Under the agreement, Invitae will develop applications designed specifically for Beckman Coulter's forthcoming Biomek NGenius liquid handler. UC Santa Cruz Center for Live Cell Genomics Wins $13.5M NIH Grant The funding will spur development of live cell methods and biotechnologies to study neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer. Sep 21, 2021 GenXys, Helix Partner to Provide Clinical Decision Support for PGx Testing Sep 21, 2021 Persephone Biosciences, Janssen Biotech Ink Biomarker Discovery Agreement Sep 21, 2021 Personal Genome Diagnostics, Cleveland Clinic Join Forces to Advance Liquid Biopsy Sep 21, 2021 PhenoTips Raises C$2.5M in Seed Funding Sep 21, 2021 Fauna Bio Raises $9M in Seed Money Sep 21, 2021 Phosphorus Wins Conditional New York State Approval for GeneCompass Consumer Test Sep 20, 2021 Helix, Medical University of South Carolina Partner for Population Genomics Program Sep 20, 2021 European Commission Objects to Illumina Pushing Through Grail Purchase, Mulls Response Sep 20, 2021 Forensic Genomics Firm Othram Raises $18M in Series B Round Sep 20, 2021 Genomenon, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Team on Rare Disease Dx Sep 20, 2021 Grail Gets NY State Department of Health Approval for Galleri Multicancer Test Sep 20, 2021 Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Ginkgo Bioworks, Illumina, FDA, and More Sep 20, 2021 DiaSorin Molecular Receives CE Mark for Multiplex COVID-19, Influenza Test Sep 17, 2021 FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests Sep 17, 2021 New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More Sep 17, 2021 People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Sep 17, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Expects 12 Percent Revenue Growth in 2022 Sep 17, 2021 In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Danaher, Co-Diagnostics, and More Sep 16, 2021 Oxford Nanopore Technologies to Raise £300M in IPO, Including £150M Investment by Oracle Sep 16, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Receives CE Mark for TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P 2.0 Testing Kit Load More Breaking News Admera Health Seeks to Divest Pharmacogenomics, Clinical Services Business MD Anderson, BostonGene Ink Collaboration to Develop Cancer Diagnostics Public-Private Data Science Collaboration to ID Alzheimer's, Other Neurodegenerative Risk Factors Schott Minifab Acquires Applied Microarrays to Expand US Manufacturing Capabilities Genetic Technologies, WashU Team up to Study Breast Cancer Risk in Woman of African Descent Beckman Coulter, Invitae Partner to Develop NGS Library Prep Applications The Scan Highly Similar Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News. Gain of Oversight According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research. Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.