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Nature News reports on policy changes research funding agencies are making to deal with pandemic-related effects on research labs.

Mauro Ferrari discusses his short stay at the European Research Council at ScienceInsider.

Mauro Ferrari has resigned as president of the European Research Council over its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Financial Times reports.

Now the Terms

Nature News notes that Brexit will be followed by months of negotiating, including about scientific research.

On the Horizon

Paul Nurse, the director of the Francis Crick Institute, says British science will suffer if the UK isn't part of Horizon Europe funding scheme, according to the Guardian.

EASI-Genomics was launched earlier this year to provide free access to NGS technologies and genomic services to researchers from industry and academia.

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 new multinational consortium, backed by the EU and Canada, seeks to improve understanding of immune responses and uncover new therapeutic targets.

The new, multinational iReceptor Plus Consortium will develop a platform for sharing of AIRR-seq data to advance immunotherapy and precision medicine.

Led by researchers at BBMRI-ERIC, the effort intends to clarify how entities should share data, including genomics information, across institutions and countries.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.