GA4GH Autism Sharing Initiative Brings Federated Data Model to Research, Clinical Care Premium DNAstack, Autism Speaks, and a Canadian-led coalition of hospitals, pharma companies, and patient advocates are turning to big data and GA4GH standards to raise understanding of autism. 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. GA4GH Incorporates as a Not-For-Profit Organization in Canada As a formal not-for-profit, the group is able to raise funds from private entities and enter into formal contracts as it positions itself as an international standards organization. Will Bioinformatics Professionals Embrace MPEG-G Data Compression Standard? Premium Accredited by the same group behind MP3 audio, the new genomics standard promises more efficient data handling, but fans of GA4GH file formats are pushing back. GA4GH Unveils New Standards for Genomic Data, Workflow Sharing Premium The standards address ongoing data analysis issues including ways of securely sharing and analyzing genomic information across platforms and mechanisms for consistently identifying sequences. Sep 27, 2019 Study Investigates Trust in Genomic Data Sharing Initiatives to Inform Future Efforts Premium Mar 12, 2019 GA4GH Benchmarking Team Releases Best Practices for Comparing Germline Variant Calls Mar 11, 2019 International Coalition Building Virtual Cohort of 1.4M Patients Premium 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 Feb 15, 2018 In Newly Released 2018 Roadmap, GA4GH Sets Goals, Priorities for First Phase of Five-Year Plan Premium Jan 13, 2017 Expanded GA4GH, ELIXIR Partnership Focuses on New European Beacons, Sharing Clinical Data Premium Breaking News Bio-Rad Laboratories Q2 Revenues Climb 33 Percent, Beat Estimates Veracyte Q2 Revenues More Than Double on Test Volume Spike Increased Testing Revenues Boost Opko Health Q2 Revenues 47 Percent Qiagen Q2 Revenues Grow 28 Percent CareDx Q2 Revenues Up 77 Percent Secondary Genetic Findings Often Requested if Given Second Chance, Study Finds The Scan Booster Push New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high. With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic. Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials. Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.