Australian government Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance to Receive A$36M in New Government Funding The alliance of hospitals, research groups, and academic institutes is tasked with implementing clinical genomics programs in Australia's state of Victoria. GenomiQa, Icon Group to Validate Genomic Analysis Platform CapeDx in Australia A pilot study enrolling up to 15 patients will validate CapeDx's utility to match patients to approved drugs and clinical trials based on whole-genome and tumor sequencing. Australian Government Awards A$33M in Grants for Genomics Research The grants were awarded as part of Australia's Genomics Health Futures Mission, which was launched in 2018 as part of a broader health research initiative. Australian Team Builds Federated System for Integrating Genomics Into Healthcare Premium The national project has developed infrastructure for implementing genomics into clinical care and is now studying clinical utility and cost effectiveness. Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance Implements Clinical Genomics Informatics Platform Premium Following the launch of GenoVic last year, the organization is working to get more centers on the platform and figure out its role in an A$500M national initiative. May 8, 2018 Australia Invests A$500M in Medical Genomics Research to Improve Patient Care May 3, 2018 Australia's Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance Readies Clinical Informatics Platform Premium Mar 16, 2015 Australia to Award A$25M for Genomics Research into Diseases Oct 6, 2010 Myriad Prepared to Make Small IP Sacrifice to Aussies in Light of Landmark US Patent Case Premium Mar 26, 2009 Aussie University Gets $19.3 Million For Cancer Genome Sequencing Project Breaking News UPDATE: Immunexpress Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Sepsis Assay DNA Script Receives CE Mark for Syntax Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Platform Exact Sciences, Pfizer End Cologuard Copromotion Agreement Genetron Health Q3 Revenues up 36 Percent, Firm Announces AstraZeneca MRD Partnership BioMark Diagnostics, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Others Partner in Lung Cancer Screening Project Akoya Receives CLIA Certification for Biopharma Solutions Laboratory The Scan Looking for Omicron NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant. Holmes Alleges Abuse The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her. Bit More Diverse, But More to Do While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report. PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.