North Dakota State University NorthShore, Sema4 Partnership Aims to Demonstrate Utility of Genomics for Personalized Care Premium NorthShore University HealthSystem is looking to normalize the use of genomics in patient care, particularly among medically underserved populations. North Dakota Funds Life Sciences Center North Dakota State University said today that it will use $1.4 million in funding from a state program and additional support from Sanford Research and the RJ Lee Group. Lynntech Developing Inexpensive Sample Prep, Testing Platforms for Point-of-Care MDx Premium By Ben Butkus USDA Awards $11M for Plant Genomics North Dakota State, UC-Davis, Michigan State, and U of Minnesota won applied genomics stimulus grants. Funding Update for Mar 24, 2009 Premium Sequencing-Related NSF Grants Awarded Feb. 25 – March 24, 2009 Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.