ELIXIR European Project Aims to Integrate COVID-19 Genomics, Public Health, Social Sciences Data Premium The €12 million European Union-backed effort, called BeYond-COVID, commenced last month and will run through October 2024. New European Supercomputers to Support Data Sharing Efforts, Drive Dx Innovation Premium The computers are expected to provide a boost to genomics data sharing efforts and drive the creation of machine-learning tools and associated diagnostics. Pan-European Initiative to Build Infrastructure, Tools for Sharing Genomic Health Data Premium To support the 1+ Million Genomes Initiative, the EC has funded a new project, called Beyond 1 Million Genomes, with €4 million over the next three years. European Project Aims to Develop Tools, Guidelines to Improve Data Sharing, Access Premium The effort, called FAIRplus, commenced earlier this year with a budget of €8.2 million, funded by the Innovative Medicine Initiative. 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. Feb 15, 2019 GA4GH Announces New Driver Projects in Asia, Africa; Releases Data Use Ontology Standard Premium Oct 24, 2018 Genomic Data Interoperability, Remote Workflow Key to New Global Alliance APIs Premium Sep 27, 2018 Initiative Aims to Make a Million European Genomes Available to Researchers by 2022 Premium Oct 17, 2017 Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Releases Strategic Plan, Announces Driver Projects Premium Jan 13, 2017 Expanded GA4GH, ELIXIR Partnership Focuses on New European Beacons, Sharing Clinical Data Premium May 21, 2015 ELIXIR Set for Implementation Following EU Funding Announcement Premium Jul 12, 2012 Italy Joins Pan-European Bio Data Infrastructure Project Jun 26, 2009 Sweden Pledges $2.5M to Support ELIXIR Bioinformatics Consortium Premium Breaking News PreventionGenetics Nabs FDA Approval for Obesity Drug Companion Diagnostic Settlement of Micronesia Emerges from Ancient DNA Analysis Analysis of Tumor Mutation, Treatment Data Across Cancers Points to Predictive Biomarkers MultiOmic Health, Mesh Bio Partner to Study Chronic Metabolic Disease for Drug, Dx Development Becton Dickinson Gets CE-IVD Mark for BD Max Combined COVID, Flu, RSV Panel The Scan Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men. Still Hanging Around The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID. Through a Little Spit Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist. Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.