NIH NIH Awards $73M to Continue Buildout of ClinGen NHGRI and NCI are supplying the funds over five years to teams at five institutions that have been leading the ClinGen effort since its initial inception in 2013. Removal Inquiry The Wall Street Journal reports that US lawmakers are seeking additional information about the request to remove SARS-CoV-2 sequence data from a database run by the National Institutes of Health. New Chelex-Based Protocol Shows Potential to Reduce Cost, Time of COVID-19 Testing Premium Developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the method could reduce the cost of sample prep by a factor of eight. NIH Awards $185M to 25 Teams Studying Genomic Variation, Function The funding for the Genomic Variation on Function consortium will be provided over five years through grants awarded to investigators at 30 sites across the US. Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Wins $2.9M NIH Grant to Study Polygenic Embryo Screening Unlike preimplantation genetic screening, polygenic embryo screening uses polygenic risk scores to determine complex phenotypes. Jul 20, 2021 Microsoft Azure Joins NIH STRIDES Cloud Computing Program Jul 16, 2021 US House Appropriations Committee Seeks 15 Percent NIH Funding Increase for Fiscal 2022 Jun 22, 2021 Lander, Collins Offer Vision for Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health Jun 15, 2021 LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program Jun 8, 2021 NIH Earmarks $38M for Consortium Studying Polygenic Risk Scores in Diverse Populations Apr 6, 2021 NIH RADx Program Awards $29.3M to Increase SARS-CoV-2 Testing Capacity Mar 29, 2021 Armonica Technologies Wins $349K SBIR Grant From NHGRI Mar 25, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Study Implicates Saliva in Viral Transmission Mar 2, 2021 NIH, Partners Commit $74.9M to New Phase of Alzheimer's Program Feb 23, 2021 Phase Genomics Wins $1.7M NIH Grant for Virus Discovery Platform Development Feb 17, 2021 RADx Expects COVID-19 Portfolio to Accelerate an Era of At-Home Infectious Disease Testing Premium Feb 5, 2021 Meridian Bioscience Fiscal Q1 Revenues Rise 96 Percent Feb 4, 2021 Explosive Detection Device Manufacturer DetectaChem Pivots to SARS-CoV-2 Testing Premium Feb 3, 2021 Meridian Bioscience Receives $5.5M From NIH to Expand SARS-CoV-2 Test Production Jan 7, 2021 Meridian Bioscience Preliminary Fiscal 2021 Q1 Revenues Up 94 Percent Dec 28, 2020 President Trump Signs FY 2021 Spending Bill to Boost NIH Budget 3 Percent Dec 22, 2020 Congress Approves 3 Percent Increase in NIH Budget for Fiscal 2021 Dec 16, 2020 Meridian Bioscience Receives $1M NIH Grant for SARS-CoV-2 Test Launch Dec 10, 2020 All of Us Program Returns First Genetic Results; Health-Related Finding to Follow in Late 2021 Premium Dec 9, 2020 Day Zero Diagnostics Wins $300K NIH Grant to Refine HAI Outbreak Analysis Service Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.