Canadian Institutes of Health Research Researchers Turn Methylated DNA Profiling Method Towards Prenatal Testing Applications Premium At the ASHG 2020 virtual meeting, researchers presented data showing they could use the method to enrich for placental DNA in maternal plasma samples. International Coalition Building Virtual Cohort of 1.4M Patients Premium 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. iReceptor Plus Consortium Wants to Improve Immunological Data Sharing Premium The new multinational consortium, backed by the EU and Canada, seeks to improve understanding of immune responses and uncover new therapeutic targets. Immunological Data Sharing Consortium Wins €8.4M Award From EU, Canada The new, multinational iReceptor Plus Consortium will develop a platform for sharing of AIRR-seq data to advance immunotherapy and precision medicine. Canadian Rare Diseases Network Receives C$2.3M to Support Model Organism Research Canadian Rare Diseases Models and Mechanisms network receives C$2.3 million to support model organism research Apr 30, 2014 Canada to Invest C$7.3M in Cloud-based Cancer Genomics Facility, Research Tools Oct 18, 2013 Canada Aims to Catalyze Rare Disease Gene, Model Organism Collaborations Sep 26, 2013 McGill Lands $9.7M for Pain Genetics Chair, Lures US Scientist Aug 12, 2013 Canada Launches C$10.5M Prenatal Testing Comparative Effectiveness Project Mar 26, 2013 Canadian Partners Pump C$150M into New Personalized Medicine Projects Sep 26, 2012 Canada's $19M Collaborative Health Grants Fund 'Omics Jun 21, 2012 Canada Offers C$6.3M for New Computational Biology Grants Mar 4, 2011 Verisante This Year to Launch Point-of-Care Biomarker-Based Skin Cancer Test Premium Feb 22, 2011 Canada Provides $4.6M for Childhood Genomics Oct 15, 2010 $14.9M for Microbiome Research in Canada Oct 14, 2010 Researchers in BC Studying Vaginal Microbiome Sep 16, 2010 British Columbia Team Wins $3M Grant to Study Rare Cancers Jul 26, 2010 Canada Plans C$4M for Childhood Gene Studies Apr 29, 2010 PubMed Canada to Store Government-Funded Studies Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.