Phase Genomics Phase Genomics Wins $5.5M in NIH, Gates Foundation Grants for Therapeutic Phage Discovery The company will use its proximity-guided metagenomics platform to build an atlas of phage-bacteria interactions and identify phages that could be used therapeutically. New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Phase Genomics, Centogene, Biotium Phase Genomics Wins $1.7M NIH Grant for Virus Discovery Platform Development The platform, based on the firm's Hi-C technology, is designed to assembly viral genomes from metagenomic samples and associate them with their microbial hosts. Qiagen, Phase Genomics Ink US Licensing Agreement for Hi-C Sequencing Technology Qiagen can now sell Phase's proprietary proximity-ligation technology for chromatin conformational analysis research in the US. NIH Awards Two SBIR Grants Totaling $3.9M to Phase Genomics The Seattle-based firm has won two grants each worth $1.9 million to develop proximity ligation assays with applications in cytogenetics. Jan 7, 2020 Phase Genomics Wins $1.5M for Proximity Ligation-Based AMR Tracking Feb 25, 2019 Phase Genomics Wins $200K Grant to Develop Microbiome Discovery Tech Sep 13, 2018 Vertebrate Genomes Project Releases First Assemblies; Describes Challenges, Plans Premium Breaking News Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Guardant Health Layoffs, Ultima Genomics Use, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Qiagen, Thermo Fisher, Bionano Genomics, BillionToOne, More People in the News at Illumina Ventures, Element Biosciences, Epigenomics, Exagen, More Genomic Approaches Boost Rare Disease Diagnoses in Middle Eastern Patient Population GeneDx to Raise $150M in Public and Direct Stock Offerings The Scan Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups. Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder. MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus. Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.