This article has been updated with comments from HTG's CEO and additional background information.
Roche, Toshiba, Sekisui Medical, Complete Genomics, Orion Genomics, JWCI, and Norchip are awarded US patents.
The gift will support JWCI's search for genes and proteins that can serve as biomarkers for solid-tumor cancers, and to develop new biomarker-specific blood tests for cancer.
Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.
The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.
The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.
In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.