Northeastern University FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Northeastern University SARS-CoV-2 Test The RT-PCR-based test was developed by Northeastern University's Life Sciences Testing Center. 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. Clouded 'Crystal Ball' According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic. Faster, But Not Fast Enough A new survey finds people in the US are getting their COVID-19 test results back faster, but not fast enough to help some viral control measures, NPR reports. Nature Papers Report on Mass Spec Repository, Tumor Signaling Maps, Viking Genetics In Nature this week: MassIVE.quant resource houses mass spectrometry-based proteomic data, influence of Viking genetics on European populations, and more. Oct 6, 2016 NHGRI Awards $6.8M in Grants for DNA, RNA Sequencing Technology Development Feb 20, 2015 Computational Approach Extracts Complex Disease Insights from Incomplete Protein Interaction Network Premium Sep 30, 2014 Northeastern's Label-free Optical Detection of DNA Nanopore Transport Promises Higher Pore Density Premium Nov 5, 2013 Researchers Find Hafnium Oxide Nanopores Slow Down DNA; Focus on Sequencing Double-Stranded DNA Premium May 14, 2013 Industry Experts Question Claims of Sequencing Study Published in Nature Nanotechnology Premium Sep 25, 2012 PacBio, Northeastern Using NHGRI Grant to Improve SMRT Sequencing by Tweaking DNA Entry into ZMWs Premium Sep 14, 2012 NHGRI Injects $19M into Projects to Fuel Faster Sequencing Breaking News DNAe, Imperial College London, U of Leicester to Develop NGS-Based Breast Cancer Monitoring Test Illumina, Israel Ministry of Health to Pilot Genome Sequencing for Diagnosing Critically Ill Infants GenomSys Gains CE Mark for New Genomic Analysis Software Thermo Fisher Scientific Q3 Revenues up 9 Percent BTIG Initiates Coverage of LumiraDx With Buy Rating Delic Partners With GT Research for Genetic Analysis of Cannabis, Psychedelic Mushrooms The Scan Should've Been Spotted Sooner Scientists tell the Guardian that SARS-CoV-2 testing issues at a UK lab should have been noticed earlier. For Martian Fuel Researchers have outlined a plan to produce rocket fuel on Mars that uses a combination of sunlight, carbon dioxide, frozen water, cyanobacteria, and engineered E. coli, according to Gizmodo. To Boost Rapid Testing The Washington Post writes that new US programs aim to boost the availability of rapid at-home SARS-CoV-2 tests. PNAS Papers on Strawberry Evolution, Cell Cycle Regulators, False-Positive Triplex Gene Editing In PNAS this week: strawberry pan-genome, cell cycle-related roles for MDM2 and MDMX, and more.