Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center Genome BC Funds $9.8M Project to Sequence 1K Childhood Brain Tumors Premium The Hospital for Sick Children and the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center are conducting a whole-genome sequencing study of 1,000 pediatric brain cancer tumors. Genome/Transcriptome Sequencing Project Promises PGx Strategy for Rare Cancers Premium A recent study combined analysis of a patient's tumor genome and transcriptome sequences to guide treatment of tongue adenocarcinoma with Pfizer's Sutent (sunitinib) and Bayer's Nexavar (sorafenib). Breaking News FDA Grants EUAs for SARS-CoV-2 Tests From Thermo Fisher, Phase Scientific Myriad Genetics More Than Doubles Quarterly Revenues Pacific Biosciences Acquires Sample Preparation Firm Circulomics Bruker Posts 34 Percent Jump in Q2 Revenues GenomeWeb Index Gains Slightly in July as Fluidigm, PerkinElmer, Bio-Rad Post Strong Increases Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Wins $2.9M NIH Grant to Study Polygenic Embryo Screening The Scan And Back The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database. Lacks Family Hires Attorney A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports. For the Unknown The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona. PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.