pulmonary fibrosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Celgene Form Biomarker Consortium 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. New $22M Study to Use Sequencing, Proteomics to Investigate Pulmonary Fibrosis Among the study's goals is to identify molecular signatures that can distinguish idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis from interstitial lung disease. Veracyte Prices $51.3M Public Offering Veracyte will offer 5 million shares at $10.25 per share. It has granted underwriters an option to purchase an additional 750,000 shares. Johns Hopkins flowFISH Cytometry Assay Predicts Risk of Genetic Diseases Premium The assay correlates shortened telomere lengths in patients of different ages to potential risks for inherited diseases, such as bone marrow failure syndrome and liver cancer. NAF1 Loss-of-Function Mutations Linked to Short Telomere Syndrome Researchers found that mutations in this gene increased the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bone marrow failure, and other conditions. Sep 4, 2015 NIH Awards Yale Researcher $3M to Study Genomics of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Apr 13, 2015 Exome Sequencing Study Links Variants in Two Genes to Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Oct 23, 2013 Yale-led Team Pursuing Gene Expression Signature to Predict Poor Outcomes in Pulmonary Fibrosis Premium May 23, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: 2013.05.23 Mar 31, 2011 NHLBI, Qiagen Team Optimizes, Automates qPCR-Based Telomere-Measurement Assay Premium Feb 4, 2010 University of Pittsburgh Earmarks $350K from NIH Grant for WaferGen Real-Time PCR Studies Premium Apr 8, 2009 Tech Transfer Tidbits: Apr 8, 2009 Premium Feb 4, 2009 23andMe, MondoBiotech Collaborate to Study Genetic Risk for Rare Diseases Premium Feb 3, 2009 Short Reads: Feb 3, 2009 Premium Feb 3, 2009 BioArray Briefs: 2009.02.03 Premium Breaking News Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest for Lymphoma Mutation Testing 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 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.