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. New Method for Detecting Point Mutations Could Significantly Impact Low-Cost Diagnostics Premium The method can be used with isothermal amplification and paper-based readouts to detect infectious disease drug resistance in low-resource areas. Biological Dynamics Gets $1M Grant to Advance TB Test The funding comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which previously provided the company with $500,000 for the test's initial development. A-Alpha Bio Raises $2.8 million in Seed Financing to Develop NGS-Based Protein Interaction Tech Premium The Seattle startup is looking to partner with pharmaceutical companies and offer its yeast fusion sequencing technology as a contracted research service. 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 Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.