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The Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada, and Africa (CINECA) project looks to harmonize ontologies and create an interoperability platform for global genomics research.

The new multinational consortium, backed by the EU and Canada, seeks to improve understanding of immune responses and uncover new therapeutic targets.

The new, multinational iReceptor Plus Consortium will develop a platform for sharing of AIRR-seq data to advance immunotherapy and precision medicine.

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Female grant applicants do about as well as their male colleagues when the review focuses on the science proposed, according to Nature News.

Canadian Rare Diseases Models and Mechanisms network receives C$2.3 million to support model organism research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Four Canadian government research funding agencies will spend around C$7.3 million (US$6.7 million) to create a cloud computing facility and data mining tools that will enable researchers to access and use data from the International Cancer Genome Consortium.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Genome Canada plan to provide C$2.3 million (US$2.2 million) to fund a national network to help clinical researchers studying genes involved in rare diseases to partner with experts in model organisms, CIHR said yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canada's government has awarded C$10 million (US$9.7 million) to fund a research program at McGill University focused on pain genetics that will be headed by Luda Diatchenko, McGill said yesterday.

This article has been updated with a comment from one of the researchers regarding which tests will be included in the study.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research said today that a number of new genomics and personalized medicine research projects focused on tackling common, complex, and rare diseases have received C$150 million (US$147.5 million) in new grants.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.