George Washington University PLOS Papers on Cerebellum Epigenetics, Copy Number Signature Tool, Acute Lung Injury Networks In PLOS this week: epigenetics analysis of brain tissue, bioinformatics tool to find copy number signatures in cancer, and more. FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for George Washington University Coronavirus PCR Test Use of the test, which detects viral nucleic acid in upper respiratory specimens and bronchoalveolar lavage, is limited to George Washington University. Liquid Biopsy Shows Promise for Monitoring Childhood Brain Tumors Investigators developed a droplet digital PCR assay targeting driver mutations and found that changes in circulating DNA were correlated with response to radiation. George Washington University Team Wins $1.7M NCI Grant to Study Cancer-Causing Parasite The researchers are studying the molecular links between bile duct cancer and liver fluke infection, and testing a vaccine to protect against infection. True Bearing Readies RNA-Based Coronary Artery Disease Diagnostic for FDA Review, Launch Premium The company is collecting validation evidence it intends to submit to the FDA next year, which will also support launch of the test as an LDT. Sep 29, 2017 FDA, GWU Push Data Sharing With New 'BioCompute Object' Standard Jun 30, 2017 Prostate Cancers From African Americans Show Splice Variants Implicated in Tumor Invasiveness Jun 26, 2017 GWU Researcher Enlists NASA JPL to Standardize Cancer Genomics Terms Premium May 25, 2017 BRCA 1/2, COMT Variant Co-Occurrence Associated With Cancer Resistance Jul 10, 2015 GWU Team Aims to Build Gut Microbiome Analysis Service Premium Nov 18, 2014 Aperiomics Launches Commercial NGS-based Pathogen Detection Services Premium Jan 28, 2014 GWU, Collaborators Receive up to $14.6M DARPA Award for Research into Biological, Chemical Threats Mar 15, 2012 BioHelix Gets $300K Phase I SBIR to Enhance Isothermal Method with ZNA Tech for HIV Assay Premium Jun 16, 2011 GWU Researchers Awarded $500K by NCI to Develop Biomarkers for Bile Duct Cancer Sep 10, 2010 Protea Biosciences to Develop GWU's LAESI MS Technology for Research Laboratories Premium Sep 8, 2010 Protea Licenses Mass Spec Technology from GWU Jul 22, 2010 New GW Neuroscience Institute Plans Biomarker Core, Faculty Hires Jun 11, 2010 Recent Patents of Interest in Proteomics: Jun 11, 2010 Premium Feb 13, 2009 People in the News: Feb 13, 2009 Feb 5, 2009 Bill Against NIH Open-Access Policy Back in House 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.