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Helomics will provide its technology to the GENE Consortium, formed to support the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project.
OGT is one of five companies selected to receive a second grant from the UK's Genomics England project, which it will use to continue developing a variant interpretation solution.
Edward Hockings and Lewis Coyne raise concerns in the Guardian regarding the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project and participant privacy.
The company will use the grant to complete and launch a population-scale graph-based genome reference tool and suite of related software to assemble and analyze whole genome samples.
The funding is part of a Small Business Research Initiative competition to promote the development of new technologies to advance the diagnostic application of genomic screening.
In addition to storing biological samples, the center will conduct analyses of the samples, including DNA extraction.
Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.
CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.
The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.
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