ELIXIR 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. GA4GH Announces New Driver Projects in Asia, Africa; Releases Data Use Ontology Standard Premium 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. 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 23andMe Stock Soars 22 Percent on Closing of Merger With VG Acquisition Corp IVitalize Acquires Genetic Testing Laboratory Geneus Health GWAS Reveals New Loci Linked to Brain White Matter Microstructure Saga Diagnostics, University College London Cancer Institute Widen Cancer Collaboration New ALS Risk Gene Suggests Role for Apoptosis Weill Cornell Medicine Launches $1.5B Program to Advance Medical Research The Scan Not as High as Hoped The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19. Finding Freshwater DNA A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports. Rise in Payments Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws. Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.