Johns Hopkins Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. Valted Seq Lands Exclusive Rights to Evaluate Johns Hopkins Neurodegenerative Disease Dx Assays The biomarker assays could one day be used as companion diagnostics for new treatments of Parkinson's and related diseases. Polygenic Risk Score Reporting Standards Developed An international team came up with a 22-point framework for developing, validating, and reporting polygenic risk scores used for predicting traits and conditions. ImmunoScape, Johns Hopkins Team Profiles T Cell Response in COVID-19 Patients Premium The researchers identified phenotypes of SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells as well as viral epitopes involved in T cell response that could aid future vaccine design. Heart Transplant Cell-Free DNA Test Enables Earlier Detection of Acute Rejection Than Biopsy Premium The researchers hope that donor-derived cell-free DNA testing to monitor rejection can help relieve racial disparities in heart transplant outcomes. Jan 12, 2021 Delfi Diagnostics Details Plans to Advance Fragmentomic Method for Early Cancer Detection Premium Jan 12, 2021 Delfi Diagnostics Nets $100M in Series A Financing, Plans Multi-Cancer Screening Test Dec 11, 2020 Cold Spring Harbor Lab Develops iPhone App for Mobile Sequencing Analysis Premium Nov 24, 2020 Clinicians Face New Intervention Questions as Clonal Hematopoiesis Mutation Data Evolves Premium Oct 27, 2020 Exact Sciences to Acquire Thrive Earlier Detection for up to $2.15B; Q3 Revenues Spike 87 Percent Sep 10, 2020 GTEx Studies Provide Comprehensive Map of Genetic Regulatory Variation Across Cell Types, Tissues Aug 5, 2020 All-Cause Mortality Associated With New Sex-Specific Polygenic Risk Scores Jul 9, 2020 Aneuploidy Common in Early-Stage Human Embryos, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Study Reveals Jun 17, 2020 Tomato Structural Variations Linked to Gene Expression, Traits Jun 11, 2020 'Very Fast' CRISPR Enables Immediate, Synchronous Cleavage of Genomic Sites May 18, 2020 Breast Cancer Susceptibility GWAS Highlights Dozens New Loci, Some Subtype-Specific May 12, 2020 New Methods Draw Single-Cell, Spatial Genomics Data Closer Together Premium Apr 29, 2020 Pan-Cancer Screening Tests Report First Performance Numbers in Undiagnosed Cohorts Premium Apr 23, 2020 CareDx, Johns Hopkins Partner on Remote Monitoring of Lung Transplant Patients Mar 16, 2020 Gene Expression Study of Brain Cell Layer Finds New Schizophrenia Risk Loci Mar 13, 2020 Prostate Cancer Detection From Urine RNA, Metabolites Shows Promise Premium Feb 25, 2020 Capsulomics, Johns Hopkins Partner on Esophageal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus Research Feb 10, 2020 Nanopore Sequencing-Based Mapping Methods Reveal Open Chromatin, Methylation Patterns Premium Jan 27, 2020 Johns Hopkins University Opens New Cancer Center With $5M in Mark Foundation Funding Jan 14, 2020 Immunotherapy Response Prediction Improves With TMB Correction, Other Markers Premium Load More Breaking News Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test Decode Study Identifies Proteomic Predictors of All-Cause Mortality In Brief This Week: Natera, Bruker, Bayer, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Labcorp, Omniseq, Dovetail Genomics, DNA Script, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, Strata Oncology, Bionano Genomics, More Co-Diagnostics Gets CE Mark for Saliva-Based Molecular SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan Billions for Antivirals The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports. NFT of the Web Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports. 23andMe on the Nasdaq 23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported. Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.