IBM Cleveland Clinic, IBM Look to Future With Quantum Computing Collaboration Premium The multi-stage drive to create a next-generation computing system will support a new pathogen research center that promises to create 7,500 jobs and advance biomedicine. Cleveland Clinic, IBM Partner on High-Performance Computing for Life Science, Healthcare Research Under their 10-year partnership, IBM will install an early instance of its Quantum System One at Cleveland Clinic to promote AI-driven life sciences discovery. IBM Opens Up Informatics Toolkit to Accelerate COVID-19 Research, Drug Development Big Blue's IBM Research and Watson divisions are teaming with several national consortia to unlock and share molecular and clinical coronavirus data on HPC platforms. Human Skin, Oral Microbiomes Can Estimate People's Ages to Within Few Years The findings, published this week in mSystems, could help studies examining the role of microbes in aging and aging-related diseases. IBM Watson, Broad Institute Expand Collaboration Into Heart Disease IBM and the Broad Institute will codevelop algorithms to apply artificial intelligence to predict cardiovascular risk from genomic and clinical data. Breaking News TruDiagnostic Receives CLIA Certification for Kentucky Laboratory Atonarp Raises $50M in Series D Round Genomtec Gets CE-IVD Mark for Saliva-Based Molecular SARS-CoV-2 Test Oncocyte Posts $1.1M in Q1 Revenues, Beating Wall Street Expectations Namocell, SingLab Technologies Ink Distribution Agreement for Singapore Mitochondrial DNA Analysis Uncovers Influence of Genetic Variation on Hundreds of Phenotypes The Scan Gap in COVAX Doses BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports. Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results. Influence of Luck The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases. PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.