ASM NYC to Fund Coronavirus Surveillance Sequencing as Congress Proposes $2B for Nationwide Program Companion bills to be introduced in the House and Senate on Thursday would task the CDC with identifying and tracking emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants. Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Aims to Enable Infectious Disease Sequencing Globally With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Biohub will help implement metagenomic sequencing for infectious disease projects in 10 countries. At ASM Microbe, Stakeholders Discuss Reimbursement Issues for Multiplex Infectious Disease Tests Premium Stakeholders discussed last year's decision by Palmetto to deny coverage for large respiratory panels and discussed the way forward for test developers and labs. Sequencing Studies Show How Tuberculosis Moved With Humans, Adapted to Treatments At ASM Microbe, the University of Wisconsin's Caitlin Pepperell described her work putting Mycobacterium tuberculosis genomics into a historical context. Whole-Genome Sequencing Gaining Traction in Public Health, Outbreak Surveillance Public health microbiologists are forging ahead with WGS, even as others caution that it may not yet be ready for such a role, said speakers at ASM Microbe 2018. Jun 10, 2018 Metagenomics Enables Researchers to Uncover Pathogens, Drug Resistance Genes Jun 8, 2018 ASM Speaker Calls For Early Pathogen Sequencing As Part of Outbreak Surveillance Jun 5, 2017 At ASM, Microbiome Data Initiative Takes Shape as Organizers Seek Community Input Jun 4, 2017 Sequencing Increasingly Enables Viral Surveillance During Outbreaks, According to ASM Speakers Jun 3, 2017 Genomic Analysis Uncovers Population Restructuring Among Hospital Pathogen Isolates Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.