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The effort, called FAIRplus, commenced earlier this year with a budget of €8.2 million, funded by the Innovative Medicine Initiative.

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 alliance has also deepened its ongoing partnership with ELIXIR, while continuing to roll out new tools and standards for genomic data discovery, analysis, and interpretation.

Newly released APIs are the first products from the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health's strategic roadmap for interoperability of genomic information.

Seventeen European countries have signed a declaration to have a million genomes sequenced and shareable by 2022.

Called GA4GH Connect, it calls on the alliance's 500-plus members to develop new data sharing standards for use in major international genomic data initiatives.

Objectives for this year include building a network of ELIXIR beacons, developing new features and security measures, and partnering with data owners.

The European Union is ponying up €19 million to support ELIXIR implementation through a four-year program that starts in September.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Italy has signed up to be a partner in the European Life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information (ELIXIR) project, an effort to create a hub to house and share genomic, proteomic, and other biological research information across Europe.

ELIXIR is led by the European Bioinformatics Institute and kicked off last year with €4.5 million ($6.3 million) in funding from the European Commission.

A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.