Biogen UK Biobank Collaborating With Biopharmas to Profile Plasma Proteome of 53K Subjects Led by a group of 10 biopharmaceutical firms, the project will use Olink's proteomic technology to look at participants' plasma levels of roughly 1,500 proteins. Biogen Launches Employee COVID-19 Biobank With Broad Institute, Partners HealthCare The biobank will collect samples and data from Biogen employees who contracted and have recovered from COVID-19, as well as their family members and close contacts. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Celgene Form Biomarker Consortium The consortium aims to develop assays that can detect biomarkers of pulmonary fibrosis that can be used as early indicators of a treatment's activity. Regeneron Partners With AbbVie, Alnylam, AstraZeneca, Biogen, Pfizer to Sequence UK Biobank Samples By the end of 2019, Regeneron plans sequence the exomes of all 500,000 participants in the UK Biobank. Finnish Researchers, Pharma Partners to Genotype 500K Samples as Part of New €59M Study Premium The project, dubbed FinnGen, was announced this week and is slated to run through mid-2023. Nov 1, 2017 BC Platforms System Seeks to Unravel Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis Premium Oct 17, 2017 Biogen Joins Collaborators in Genetics Study of Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome Oct 22, 2015 OMRF, Biogen Form Sjogren Biomarker Collaboration Oct 2, 2015 Core Informatics Adds NGS Clients to Roster; Seeks Data Analysis Partnerships Premium Oct 1, 2015 Genomics Inks Drug Screening Deal With Biogen Aug 18, 2015 Biogen, ALS Association, Columbia to Study ALS Genomics in 1,500 Patients Feb 2, 2015 Regulus Hits Milestone in Biogen Idec microRNA Biomarker Deal Jan 9, 2015 Columbia Inks $30M Genomics Research Alliance with Biogen Idec Sep 24, 2014 People in the News: Olivier Danos, Frank Witney, John Radak Premium Aug 7, 2014 Regulus Sets Bar High for HCV Program, Sees Alport Drug in Phase II by 2015 Premium Aug 5, 2014 Regulus, Biogen Ink New Agreement for Potential MS miRNA Biomarkers Mar 26, 2014 Biogen Idec Provides $5.3M for Collaboration with Whitehead Scientists Feb 19, 2014 People in the News: David Flannery, Rodney Markin, William Young, Stelios Papadopoulos Premium Nov 21, 2013 Regulus Hits Milestone in Multiple Sclerosis microRNA Biomarker Partnership Premium Oct 9, 2013 Hemophilia Genotyping Effort Funded by Biogen Idec Expanded Nationwide Premium Sep 12, 2013 Biogen Idec Exclusively Licenses Isis Antisense Tech for Neurological Diseases Premium Jun 27, 2013 Adaptive Bio, Biogen Ink Deal Aimed at Autoimmune Disease Biomarkers Feb 21, 2013 Regulus Continues to Aim for Two INDs in 2014, Expects miRNA Biomarker Data in Q3 Premium Dec 13, 2012 Isis, Biogen Idec Ink Antisense Drug-Development Partnership Premium Nov 14, 2012 Biogen Idec and Partners to Offer Free Genetic Testing to Hemophilia Patients to Advance Insights Premium Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.