GSK COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerated Development of CRISPR as a Diagnostic Platform in 2020 Premium The pace of development for CRISPR-based infectious disease assays increased as the pandemic progress Nonprofit Friends of Cancer Research Launches Public-Private HRD Harmonization Project The consortium aims to harmonize the use of homologous recombination deficiency as a biomarker to guide certain treatment types in cancer patients. 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. Adaptive Biotechnologies, GlaxoSmithKline Collaborate on MRD Testing In a non-exclusive deal, GlaxoSmithKline will use Adaptive Biotechnology's NGS-based ClonoSeq test to assess MRD across its hematology portfolio. UK Biobank Exomes Reveal Loss-of-Function Variants, Potential Disease Ties More than 198,000 LOF variants turned up in exome sequences from 49,960 UK Biobank participants, including variants with potential ties to human traits. Oct 7, 2020 Nvidia Expands Genomics Activities With Supercomputer, New Partnerships Premium Jul 28, 2020 Startup CRISPR Firm Caspr Biotech Developing COVID Dx Using New Extremophile Bacteria Nuclease Premium May 20, 2020 Mammoth Biosciences, GSK Developing CRISPR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic for Home Testing Premium Apr 30, 2020 GSK Gets Broad Zejula Indication in Ovarian Cancer; FDA Deems Myriad Genetics' Test Complementary Apr 8, 2020 Novacyt, AstraZeneca, GSK, University of Cambridge Partner to Increase SARS-CoV-2 Testing in UK Jan 23, 2020 Myriad Genetics Seeks Supplemental Approval of HRD Test as CDx for GSK Ovarian Cancer Drug Oct 29, 2019 FDA Approval of Myriad Genetics CDx Adds HRD to Growing List of Ovarian Cancer Predictive Markers Premium Oct 28, 2019 Study Finds Residual Protein Expression Common After CRISPR Knockout Oct 23, 2019 FDA Approves GSK's Zejula Alongside Myriad Genetics CDx for Advanced Ovarian Cancer Sep 11, 2019 UK Biobank Whole-Genome Sequencing Project Obtains £200M from Pharma, Government, Philanthropy Jun 24, 2019 SpeeDx, GSK Sign Test Supply, Development Deal Jun 13, 2019 GlaxoSmithKline, UC's Doudna Establish $67M Genomics, CRISPR Research Lab Apr 9, 2019 Myriad Submits MyChoice HRD as Companion Diagnostic for GSK's Zejula Mar 25, 2019 UK Biobank to Make Whole-Genome Sequencing Data on 500K-Sample Repository Publicly Available Premium Jan 25, 2019 In Brief This Week: Illumina, Novacyt, Twist Bioscience, iGene Laboratory, More Jul 26, 2018 GSK, 23andMe Gamble on Personalized Drug Discovery With Exclusive Deal Premium Jul 25, 2018 23andMe, GSK Ink Exclusive Drug Target Discovery Pact Dec 6, 2017 UK Government Commits £210M to Grow Life Science Sector Oct 12, 2017 NIH Partners With Biopharmaceutical Firms on $215M Cancer Immunotherapy Research Initiative Mar 23, 2017 GlaxoSmithKline, Regeneron Partner to Sequence Entire UK Biobank Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.