Broad Institute Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. AACR Presentations Highlight Power of Large Tumor Atlases in Studies of Cancer Progression Premium The talks focused on studies stemming from the Cancer Moonshot initiative's Human Tumor Atlas Network project, which is readying its first data release. Rabid-Seq Method Offers NGS-Based View of Cellular Interactions in the Brain Premium The method was applied to discover a druggable target and elucidate the mechanism of action for a small molecule inhibitor of that target in a disease model. Dutch Seed Firm Bejo Takes License to Corteva Agriscience, Broad Institute CRISPR IP Corteva and Broad have been nonexclusively licensing their respective CRISRP-Cas9 intellectual property for agricultural applications since 2017. Tissue Atlases Provide Peek Into Single-Cell Level Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Infections The atlases, built using tissue samples from people who died of severe COVID-19, pointed to cells and processes involved in the disease. Apr 23, 2021 People in the News: New Appointments at Broad Institute, Quantum-Si, Element Biosciences, More Apr 19, 2021 ACMG Presentation Highlights Broad Institute's Massive Expansion of COVID-19 Testing Program Apr 8, 2021 Long-Read Genome Assemblies Have 'Blind Spots' for Structural Variant Detection Premium Mar 30, 2021 Novel CRISPR-Cas12a Orthologs Expand Gene Editing Toolkit for Plants Premium Mar 26, 2021 Low-Coverage Sequencing Effectively IDs Novel Variants in Underrepresented Populations Mar 25, 2021 Broad Institute Launches Schmidt Center to Merge Biology, Machine Learning Mar 15, 2021 Dana Farber Team Applies PCR Method to ID Microsatellite Instability in Tumor-Derived Samples Premium Mar 11, 2021 Broad Team to Improve Minimal Residual Disease Detection With Mutation Enrichment Sequencing Method Premium Mar 9, 2021 FDA Grants EUA for Use of Broad Institute Coronavirus PCR Test With Self-Collected Samples Mar 3, 2021 Nonprofit Count Me In to Return Genomic Results to Patients With Rare Cancers Premium Feb 23, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Test Pooling Studies Offer Insights for Implementing, Optimizing Approaches Feb 19, 2021 Cytosine Base Editors Allow Scientists to Study Function of Variants at Scale Premium Feb 18, 2021 E. Coli Metabolic Gene Mutations Implicated in Antibiotic Resistance Feb 3, 2021 Human Epigenome Map Reveals New Insights Into Genetic Loci for Traits, Diseases Feb 1, 2021 Expansion Sequencing Improves on Church Lab's In Situ Transcriptomics Method Premium Jan 21, 2021 Microsoft Brings Scalability, Apps to Broad and Verily's Terra Bioinformatics Platform Premium Jan 15, 2021 People in the News: Broad Institute's Eric Lander Named White House Science Advisor; More Jan 11, 2021 Mosaic Enhancer Mutations, CNVs Contribute to Risk of Developing Autism Jan 11, 2021 Broad Institute, MIT Researchers Probe Genome Structure With New In Situ DNA Sequencing Method Premium Jan 11, 2021 Broad, Verily Extend Terra Bioinformatics Platform to Microsoft Azure Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.