Gates Foundation Sherlock Biosciences Receives $5M Gates Foundation Grant for COVID-19 Self-Test The funding will help the company further develop its INSPECTR molecular diagnostic platform into a test that can be used in various settings. Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative Launches With $100M Investment The initiative will build up pathogen sequencing capacity through investment from the Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Illumina, and Oxford Nanopore. Millions of Tests The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters. Stopped It The Food and Drug Administration's decision to halt a SARS-CoV-2 study has drawn criticism, according to Stat News. Post-COVID-19 World Envisioned At the Economist and his own site, Bill Gates discusses the scientific advances needed to address the pandemic and what comes next. Jun 24, 2019 Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Aims to Enable Infectious Disease Sequencing Globally Feb 25, 2019 Phase Genomics Wins $200K Grant to Develop Microbiome Discovery Tech Feb 21, 2019 With Studies Underway in South America and Asia, QuantuMDx Readies POC Platform for Launch Premium Nov 19, 2018 Two Pore Guys Receive $2.8M TB Dx Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Oct 19, 2017 At ASHG, Bill Gates and Francis Collins Discuss Global Health and Genetics in the Computational Age Dec 14, 2016 ReadCoor Wins $2.5M Gates Grant for FISSEQ Pathogen Detection Technology Apr 6, 2016 NGS-Based Pipeline Used to Develop Improved Parasitic Worm MDx Premium Sep 21, 2015 Green Super Rice Project Selects Affymetrix for Genotyping Activities Jul 6, 2015 Ceres Eyes $5M Funding Round to Broadly Commercialize Lyme Disease Dx Premium Jun 30, 2015 Ceres Receives $746K from Gates Foundation for TB Test Development Mar 19, 2015 Study IDs TB Strains in Swaziland with Drug Resistance Mutations Not Detected by Cepheid Xpert Test Premium Feb 4, 2015 Sera Increases Series B Round to $25M with $5M from Gates Foundation Dec 15, 2014 Critical Path Receives $3M Gates Foundation Award for TB Genome Database Premium Nov 13, 2014 Cepheid Receives $3.3M Grant to Develop Ebola MDx Assay Oct 7, 2014 CORRECTION: Gates Foundation, Synlogic Collaborate On Technology Application Sep 17, 2014 NC State Scientists Collect $12.4M Gates Grant to Improve Sweet Potato Jun 6, 2014 Gates Foundation Awards Somalogic Additional Funding for Tuberculosis Biomarker Work Premium Oct 3, 2013 Washington University Team Wins $2M for River Blindness Biomarkers, Molecular Dx Mar 1, 2013 Alere Garners Up to $42.2M in Grants and Loans from Gates Foundation for POC MDx Platforms Feb 14, 2013 Quidel Wins Gates Foundation Grant Worth up to $8.3M for Low-Cost Test to Monitor HIV Treatment Premium Load More Breaking News GenXys, Helix Partner to Provide Clinical Decision Support for PGx Testing Persephone Biosciences, Janssen Biotech Ink Biomarker Discovery Agreement Personal Genome Diagnostics, Cleveland Clinic Join Forces to Advance Liquid Biopsy PhenoTips Raises C$2.5M in Seed Funding Fauna Bio Raises $9M in Seed Money Phosphorus Wins Conditional New York State Approval for GeneCompass Consumer Test The Scan Two J&J Doses Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports. Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post. Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics. PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.