HHS US House Appropriations Committee Seeks 15 Percent NIH Funding Increase for Fiscal 2022 The House committee called for an additional $3.5 billion for all existing NIH institutes and centers, with an increase of no less than 5 percent for each. New Sync for Genes Demonstrations Focus on Engaging Pediatric Patients, Parents Premium Phase 4 of the federal Sync for Genes program is testing the FHIR Genomics standard for electronically sending genomic test results and diagnostic reports. RADx Expects COVID-19 Portfolio to Accelerate an Era of At-Home Infectious Disease Testing Premium With $1.2 billion in funding earmarked for more than 40 projects, the portfolio represents a path out of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic for the US. Biden Administration Will Provide $1.6B to Improve COVID-19 Testing and Sequencing The administration will expand COVID-19 testing for schools and underserved populations, increase manufacturing of testing supplies, and increase genomic sequencing. Federal Agencies Collaborate to Solicit Proposals for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Supply Chain Scale-up The collaborators are requesting submissions including budget proposals to scale all supporting components of diagnostic test manufacturing. Feb 11, 2021 Cue Health Ramping Up COVID-19 Test Production Following Positive Mayo Clinic Study, DoD Funding Premium Feb 2, 2021 Visby Medical Wins $12.3M BARDA Contract for Coronavirus, Flu Combo Test Dec 2, 2020 TNG Dx, Premier Medical Laboratories Partner to Develop RNA Extraction Protocol for COVID-19 Tests Nov 30, 2020 AquaVitas Partners With HHS, CDC on Wastewater Coronavirus Study Nov 2, 2020 GenomeWeb Index Up 5 Percent in October as Favorable Earnings Reports Bolster Shaky Market Oct 19, 2020 Fluidigm Shares Rise on Selection of Saliva-Based COVID-19 Assay for Federal Surge Testing Oct 13, 2020 Cue Health Receives $481M From DoD to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity Oct 6, 2020 RAD-X Awards Six Phase 2 Contracts for COVID-19 Testing Sep 30, 2020 BARDA Exercises $10.5M Option on T2 Bio Contract Sep 10, 2020 FDA Joins PGx Collaborative Community but Effect on Field is Unclear Premium Aug 28, 2020 Stakeholders Scramble to Predict Impact of HHS Move Limiting FDA Ability to Regulate LDTs Premium Aug 21, 2020 HHS Move Upends FDA Role in Laboratory-Developed Test Regulation Premium Aug 20, 2020 HHS Says FDA Can't Regulate Lab-Developed Tests Without Notice, Comment Rulemaking Aug 14, 2020 HHS Invests $6.5M in Aegis Sciences, Sonic Healthcare USA to Expand Coronavirus Testing Capacity Jul 28, 2020 HHS, DoD Award $7.6M to Hologic to Boost Production of Coronavirus Testing Consumables Jul 23, 2020 Progenity Resolves US DOJ Billing, Past Practice Investigations for $35.8M Jun 11, 2020 Sync for Genes Demonstrates Potential of Sharing Discrete Clinical Genomics Data Premium May 5, 2020 Tangen Biosciences Receives Additional $3.3M From BARDA May 4, 2020 GenMark Diagnostics Q1 Revenues Grow 80 Percent Apr 20, 2020 Vela Diagnostics Awarded BARDA Funding for COVID-19 Test Load More Breaking News Ancient DNA Analysis Highlights Three Ancestral Populations in Japan FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Thermo Fisher Scientific Expects 12 Percent Revenue Growth in 2022 In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Danaher, Co-Diagnostics, and More The Scan For Those Thick Tiger Stripes Tigers in India with thick stripes harbor a genetic change, as Gizmodo reports. High GABA Tomatoes The Japan News reports that genome-edited tomatoes with higher GABA levels are now for sale in Japan. Approach for Inclusivity and Diversity A National Human Genome Research Institute team calls for the field to "adopt diversity as an ethos." Science Papers on Tumors Immune System Evasion; Drivers of Genomic Instability, Inflammation In Science this week: study of how tumors evade the adaptive immune system, and more.