CDC Top 10 Articles on GenomeWeb in 2021 The most-read stories in 2021 represents readers' vast interests in the variety of topics covered by GenomeWeb from COVID-19 tests to IPOs and legal battles. LuminUltra Wins 500-Site CDC Wastewater Testing Contract The firm will collect and test US wastewater for the next three months to track SARS-CoV-2, including Delta and Omicron variants. CDC Grants Could Indicate Shift Toward More Federal Funds for Public Health Lab Construction Premium The agency announced last month that it provided $175 million to seven states and localities to either build, expand, or renovate public health laboratory space. CDC Awards $22M to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance, Infectious Diseases The funding goes to 28 global organizations and establishes two new networks to address pathogenic threats. CDC, ClinGen Partner to Develop Curated List of Important Variants for Use in NGS Genetic Testing The 546 variants will be a resource for the design of analytical validation studies and simulated reference materials for clinical genomic tests, the partners said. Oct 4, 2021 STIs Reached Record Highs, Then COVID-19 Hit. Test Makers Now Ponder What's Next Premium Jul 15, 2021 CDC Commits $90M to Create Public Health Pathogen Genomics Research Centers Jun 22, 2021 Leidos Wins CDC Bioinformatics Contract Worth up to $13M Jun 2, 2021 University of Minnesota Genomics Center Gets $750K CDC Contract to Sequence SARS-CoV-2 Apr 19, 2021 LGC Biosearch Technologies Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for SARS-CoV-2 Test Apr 16, 2021 Biden Administration Commits $1.7B to SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing, Surveillance Mar 16, 2021 Fulgent Genetics, Aegis Sciences Win CDC Contracts for SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Feb 24, 2021 LexaGene Open-Access Syndromic Panel Platform Lets Labs Customize Targets, Including SARS-CoV-2 Premium Feb 17, 2021 Biden Administration Will Provide $1.6B to Improve COVID-19 Testing and Sequencing Feb 4, 2021 NYC to Fund Coronavirus Surveillance Sequencing as Congress Proposes $2B for Nationwide Program Jan 19, 2021 Quest Diagnostics Wins CDC Contract to Sequence SARS-CoV-2 Samples Jan 5, 2021 Illumina, Helix Collaborate on CDC-Coordinated Coronavirus Surveillance Dec 28, 2020 President Trump Signs FY 2021 Spending Bill to Boost NIH Budget 3 Percent Dec 22, 2020 Congress Approves 3 Percent Increase in NIH Budget for Fiscal 2021 Dec 4, 2020 FDA Authorizes Use of Pooled Samples With CDC Coronavirus Test Dec 2, 2020 CDC Advises Avoiding Holiday Travel, Using SARS-CoV-2 Testing to Mitigate Risk During COVID-19 Surge Nov 30, 2020 AquaVitas Partners With HHS, CDC on Wastewater Coronavirus Study Oct 12, 2020 Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative Launches With $100M Investment Sep 11, 2020 NIST Creating Reference Material for SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Assay Developers Premium Sep 8, 2020 As Flu Season Nears, Dx Companies Shift Attention to Multiplex Tests for SARS-CoV-2, Influenza Premium Load More Breaking News New Approach Identifies Candidate Causal Variants for Neuropsychiatric, Neurodevelopmental Conditions People in the News: Baylor's Thomas Caskey Dies; New Appointments at UK Biobank, CS Genetics, More In Brief This Week: Pathogenomix, Uniogen, Genetic Technologies, DnaNudge, Gravity Diagnostics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Biodesix, Curio Genomics, Akoya Biosciences, More NIH Earmarks $170M for All of Us Program's Personalized Nutrition Study Taiwanese Firm's IP Asserted in Suit Against Pacific Biosciences Found Partially Unpatentable The Scan Omicron's Sewage Path The New York Times writes that testing sewage is helping public health officials track Omicron. IBM Sells Part of Watson Health The Wall Street Journal reports IBM is selling part of its Watson Health business to an investment firm. Identifying the Right Whales The Boston Globe writes that genetic testing has helped identify North American right whales and find that weaning can take place earlier than thought. Science Papers on Approach to Quickly Sort Single Cells, Alternative Splicing in Cancer In Science this week: high-speed sorting of single cells using fluorescence imaging, and more.