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. Look at the Science Female grant applicants do about as well as their male colleagues when the review focuses on the science proposed, according to Nature News. 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 SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.