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The team believes that the project will find genetic factors involved in the development of severe COVID-19 in patients that lack risk factors.
The prototype system uses viral genome data to act as a framework for real-time molecular epidemiology and evolutionary analysis of emerging epidemics.
The Wellcome Trust, the Max Planck Society, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will continue to support the open-access journal eLife, according to Nature News.
Erin O'Shea, the next HHMI president, plans to enable women and under-represented groups to be successful, Nature News reports.
The funding, which is being provided by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will also be used to expand the lab's outreach efforts to underrepresented student groups.
Robert Tjian is stepping down at the end of next year as the head of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Three philanthropies have teamed up on a new program to support early career researchers in the biomedical sciences.
Illumina announced that Robert Epstein has joined its board of directors. Epstein formerly was chief R&D officer and president of Medco-UBC, and he was Medco’s chief medical officer for 13 years.
Rob Martienssen, Joseph Ecker, David Haussler, Todd Dickinson, Xing Yang
The value of HHMI's endowment fund rose to $14.8 billion from nearly $14 billion in the previous fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009, as financial markets rebounded with the economy.
The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.
UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.
President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.
In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.