Innovate UK Sano Genetics, Patients Know Best, BenevolentAI, C4X Discovery Form Ulcerative Colitis Alliance The British companies will collaborate on a database to support ulcerative colitis research and identify new drug targets for the disease. University of Manchester, Sano Genetics to Research Eye Diseases The partners plan to build a database of genomic and patient-reported data to identify how genetics can impact disease outcome. Innovate UK Grants University of Oxford, ATDBio £370K for Single-Cell Sequencing Tech Development UK-based ATDBio will develop new oligonucleotide-tagged microbeads for use in droplet-based single-cell RNA sequencing, to be evaluated by researchers at Oxford. Mendelian Wins £500K Grant to Improve Rare Disease Dx The UK informatics startup has received funding from Innovate UK to implement an informatics platform for physicians to identify patients for genomic testing. PredictImmune Wins £100K Grant for Study of IBD Prognostic The test is a 15-biomarker quantitative PCR panel used to stratify patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis based on the severity of their illness. Jul 2, 2018 Evonetix, Durham University Partner on £1.3M Project to Develop DNA Synthesis Method Jun 20, 2018 Innovate UK Pledges £5M in Funding to Advance Genomics Technology Mar 8, 2018 Cytox, Cardiff University Win $1.1M Grant to Validate Alzheimer's Risk Panel Oct 10, 2017 Oxford BioDynamics Advances Epigenetic Signatures for Breast Cancer, ALS Premium Jan 16, 2017 Horizon Discovery Licenses CRISPR for Use in Cell Lines for Biomanufacturing Dec 15, 2015 Almac, Analytics to Use Innovate UK Grant to Improve Bioinformatics for Biomarker Discovery Premium Oct 26, 2015 UK's Precision Medicine Catapult Plans Six Centers of Excellence Jul 27, 2015 UK Firm Repositive Secures Funds to Develop First Commercial Software Solution Premium Dec 17, 2014 UK Awards Consortium £850K to Validate ALS Epigenetic Biomarkers Jun 16, 2014 Horizon Discovery, LGC Receive Grant to Develop Genetic Dx Reference Standard Materials Apr 15, 2014 UK to Fund Small Business Feasibility Studies for Genomics, Bioinformatics Technologies Mar 11, 2014 Consortium Headed by Enigma Dx Receives $2.3M to Develop TB Assay Nov 26, 2013 UK to Award $6M for Business-led Efforts to Develop Synthetic Biology Tools Oct 17, 2013 QuantuMDx Gets $1.6M from UK Government for Drug-resistant TB Test Jul 11, 2013 UK Investing $15.1M into New Synthetic Biology Center Mar 7, 2013 UK Drops $8M into Synthetic Bio Business Projects Nov 5, 2012 QuantuMDx Wins UK Funding for Rapid Cancer Dx Tech May 29, 2012 UK Plans $10M in Grants to Spur Synthetic Bio Business Projects Dec 13, 2011 UK Funds Plasticell for HT Screening Project Dec 6, 2011 Cellzome Gets UK Grant for Stem Cell Tools Project Load More 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.