Harvard Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorizations for SARS-CoV-2 Tests From Harvard, NowDiagnostics Harvard's RT-PCR-based test can be used with self-collected nasal samples, while NowDiagnostics' immunoassay can be used with fingerstick blood samples. Rabid-Seq Method Offers NGS-Based View of Cellular Interactions in the Brain Premium The method was applied to discover a druggable target and elucidate the mechanism of action for a small molecule inhibitor of that target in a disease model. Researchers Reconstruct Ancient Human Gut Microbiomes From Paleofeces The analysis found the ancient gut microbiomes to be similar to those of modern-day individuals from non-industrialized populations. Parkinson's Disease Progression Linked to Five Variants in Genome-Wide Survival Study The researchers also developed a polygenic hazard score to predict which individuals with Parkinson's are likely to develop disease-related dementia. May 4, 2021 Harvard Licenses Nasal Swab Collection Tech to Rhinostics Apr 30, 2021 Tissue Atlases Provide Peek Into Single-Cell Level Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Infections Apr 5, 2021 Acuity Spatial Genomics to Develop Platform for In Situ Analysis of 3D Genome Organization Premium Apr 2, 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Genomes Lead to Novel Loci Involved in Synaptic Function Mar 18, 2021 Bruker Invests in Startup Acuity Spatial Genomics Mar 12, 2021 Harvard, Nvidia Team Develops Deep Learning Approach to Improve ATAC-Seq Quality Premium Mar 11, 2021 Parse Biosciences Lowers Cost Barriers to Single-Cell Transcriptomics Research Premium Mar 10, 2021 Genetic Profiling Suggests Ancient Massacre Involved Indiscriminate Killing Mar 8, 2021 Case-Case GWAS Approach Identifies Loci That Differ in Frequency Across Psychiatric Disorders Mar 5, 2021 Spatial Omics Firms Use AGBT as Launchpad for New Tech Premium Feb 24, 2021 Glaucoma GWAS Meta-Analysis Uncovers New Risk Loci, Shared Risk Across Ancestry Groups Feb 23, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Test Pooling Studies Offer Insights for Implementing, Optimizing Approaches Feb 8, 2021 Disease-Linked Mutations May Affect Protein-Protein Interactions, Influence Drug Response Feb 3, 2021 Single-Nucleus Sequencing Holds High Risk, High Reward for Translational Transcriptomics Premium Feb 1, 2021 Expansion Sequencing Improves on Church Lab's In Situ Transcriptomics Method Premium Jan 11, 2021 Mosaic Enhancer Mutations, CNVs Contribute to Risk of Developing Autism Jan 11, 2021 Broad Institute, MIT Researchers Probe Genome Structure With New In Situ DNA Sequencing Method Premium Dec 8, 2020 New Methods Enable Phased Human Genome Assemblies Without Parental Data Premium Dec 3, 2020 Pharmacogenetic Testing for Statin Side Effects Doesn't Result in Worse Blood Cholesterol Levels Nov 20, 2020 Increased Adoption of Whole-Genome Sequencing Testing Hinges on Acceptance by Payors, Providers Premium Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.