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The write off is connected to the July re-launch of The Broad as an independent 501c3 nonprofit.

The "composite of multiple signals" approach is helping researchers gain an increasingly refined view of natural selection in the human genome, Pardis Sabeti reported at the ASHG meeting in Honolulu last week.

All three projects plan to use high-throughput sequencing to identify variants associated with autism or autism spectrum disorder.

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Based on their study of dozens of Indian populations, a team of researchers from US and India has concluded that most Indian populations have descended from two very different northern and southern ancestral groups.

Complete Genomics is in discussions with some of its pilot customers regarding large-scale projects on the order of hundreds of genomes, company officials said.

The company said it currently has more than a dozen customers, including Pfizer, the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, Duke University, Brigham & Women's Hospital, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, in addition to the Institute for Systems Biology and the Broad Institute, which Complete announced previously. It has also sequenced a single human genome for Harvard's Personal Genome Project.

The company shipped its tenth Polonator last month and has several pending orders, according to a Dover official.

Under the Phenotypic Drug Discovery program, researchers from academia or biotech submit candidate compounds in specific therapeutic areas for Lilly to evaluate and profile. Participating organizations retain full IP rights to the compounds, but Lilly receives first rights to negotiate a broader collaboration or licensing agreement.

Eiger Biopharma licenses Hep C Rx IP from Stanford; TapImmune buys vaccine IP from UBC; Acetylon Pharma closes $7.25M series A to commercialize Dana-Farber, Harvard HDAC inhibitors; EMD Serono and MD Anderson ink clinical trial pact; U of Queensland's IMBcom licenses HGH receptor cell lines to Prolor Biotech

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.