NCI NIH Earmarks $38M for Consortium Studying Polygenic Risk Scores in Diverse Populations The consortium aims to develop and evaluate methods for calculating polygenic risk scores for specific diseases, particularly for people of different ancestries. Crown Bioscience Licenses Cell Line Portfolio From NCI, ATCC The ATCC deal gives CrownBio access to more than 140 cell lines now and 4,000 cell lines in the future, and the NCI deal gives the firm access to 100 cell lines. Geisinger Health System Wins $3.6M NIH Grant to Study Genetics of Cancer Risk The health system will partner with the NCI to look for new cancer risk variants in a large population biobank, in the hopes of improving screening and care. Genomic Effects of Radiation From Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Examined in New Studies The studies examined mutational effects of ionizing radiation in exposed children who developed thyroid cancer and in offspring of exposed parents. NCI Director Sharpless Outlines Ideas to Aggressively Lower Cancer Deaths At the AACR Annual Meeting, Sharpless said NCI should focus on improving early screening, access to trials, and development of advanced drugs to realize President Biden's goal of eradicating cancer. Apr 7, 2021 NCI Launching Fourth Phase of CPTAC With Anticipated $56M in Funding Apr 2, 2021 New Approach May Help Predict Tissue-Specific Gene Expression From Whole Blood Transcriptomes Mar 24, 2021 NCI's Sharpless Calls Data Science 'Critical' to Cancer Research, Precision Oncology Premium Feb 17, 2021 NCI Grants $1.9M to Roswell Park to Study Molecular Race-Based Breast Cancer Disparities Jan 27, 2021 Small Cell Lung Cancer Study Uncovers Disease-Associated Germline Mutations Jan 5, 2021 Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA Underlie Certain Subtype of Aggressive Renal Cancer Dec 9, 2020 Nonprofit Friends of Cancer Research Launches Public-Private HRD Harmonization Project Nov 19, 2020 Exceptional Responders Cancer Study Points to Possible Treatment Targets Premium Oct 16, 2020 NIH Kicks Off Second Stage of 4D Nucleome Program With $142M in Research Grants Oct 14, 2020 NCI-MATCH Data Shows Value of Platform Trials for Patients With Rare Genomically Driven Cancers Premium Sep 18, 2020 NCI Awards InheRET $2M SBTT Grant to Improve Inherited Disease Detection Jul 24, 2020 TMB Harmonization Effort Yields Calibration Method to Correct Inter-Assay Variation Premium Apr 28, 2020 NCI Awards UCLA Researchers $2.8M to Develop Blood Test for Liver Transplant Candidate Selection Apr 27, 2020 Cutaneous Melanoma Clues Found From Risky SNPs, Related Traits Analyses Mar 19, 2020 Study Finds 28 Percent of Osteosarcoma Patients Have High-Penetrance Germline Mutations Feb 10, 2020 President Trump Calls for 8 Percent Cut to NIH Budget Feb 4, 2020 NHGRI to Award $14.3M in Funding for Mendelian Genomics Centers Jan 22, 2020 The Decade In Proteomics: Most Significant Initiatives Premium Jan 13, 2020 Homologous Recombination Defects More Common in Tumors From African-American Cancer Patients Jan 10, 2020 The Decade In Proteomics: Most Significant New Applications Premium Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.