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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.

Closed to Clean

The Hill reports PhRMA has closed its headquarters for the week to clean following after a visitor tested positive for SAR-CoV-2.

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.

Bringing It Back

Time magazine discusses Biogen's move to resurrect its Alzheimer's disease drug.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and its collaborators plan to sequence the exomes all of the UK Biobank participants by then end of 2019.

By the end of 2019, Regeneron plans sequence the exomes of all 500,000 participants in the UK Biobank.

The project, dubbed FinnGen, was announced this week and is slated to run through mid-2023.

With its recently launched BCRquest.com data analysis hub, BC Platforms has teamed with the Accelerated Cure Project for MS and Biogen.

Funded by Biogen, The University of Colorado, and The Global Down Syndrome Foundation, the project will analyze genetics and other biology in 1,000 individuals with the disorder.

Under the arrangement, OMRF will work with Biogen to analyze patient samples and identify biomarkers that indicate responses to particular therapies.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.