Genome Designs Genome Designs Partners with SciDM to Improve its Genome Annotation Pipeline Premium Genome Designs said this week that it has formed a partnership with SciDM Group, a bioinformatics tools developer. In Brief This Week: Life Technologies; LifeCodexx; Luminex; Quanterix; Precision BioSciences, Cellectis; Ocimum Biosolutions; BGI, Aspera; IDBS, ChemAxon, Thomson Reuters; Genome Designs, SciDM Group NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies this week said that it will invest $20 million in expanding its cell culture facility in Inchinnan, Scotland. Genome Designs Seeks to Tackle Challenges of Functional Genome Annotation in NGS Era Premium By Uduak Grace Thomas In Brief This Week: Roche, Cepheid; Anagnostics, Ramcon; InCellDx, Labco; Genome Designs; Prometheus Startup Genome Designs to Create Tools, Provide Services for Functional Annotation of Genomes Premium Researchers formerly with Argonne National Lab, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Integrated Genomics, and Ariadne have founded a new startup that will focus on functional annotation of next-generation sequencing projects. Feb 7, 2012 Paired Ends: Ronnie Andrews, Natalia Alexandrova, Evgeni Selkov Premium Breaking News 23andMe Stock Soars 22 Percent on Closing of Merger With VG Acquisition Corp IVitalize Acquires Genetic Testing Laboratory Geneus Health GWAS Reveals New Loci Linked to Brain White Matter Microstructure Saga Diagnostics, University College London Cancer Institute Widen Cancer Collaboration New ALS Risk Gene Suggests Role for Apoptosis Weill Cornell Medicine Launches $1.5B Program to Advance Medical Research The Scan Not as High as Hoped The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19. Finding Freshwater DNA A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports. Rise in Payments Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws. Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.