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. Scipher Medicine Builds Evidence for Tests Predicting Response to Autoimmune Disease Drugs Premium The company believes it can provide tests to predict patients' responsiveness to specific drugs akin to the molecular diagnostics that have now swelled the oncology space. PacBio, Northeastern Team Combine Nanopores, ZMWs for Low-Input, Long-Molecule Sequencing Premium The nanopore ZMW can enable lower starting amounts of DNA for PacBio sequencing, and may eventually enable direct RNA sequencing. NSF, USDA Award Microbiome Research Grants The grants are provided through the NSF's Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research program in partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 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 Canadian Healthcare Providers, Policymakers Value Different Aspects of Clinical Genomic Sequencing New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Bio-Rad, NanoString, More People in the News at OraSure, Element Biosciences, Micronoma, More Guardant Health Files Motions to Dismiss, Change Venue in Illumina Patent Lawsuit In Brief This Week: SQI Diagnostics, T2 Biosystems, Enhanc3D, QuidelOrtho, More Illumina, Precision Health Research Singapore Partner for 100K Genomes Population Study The Scan Blend of Omicron With Delta The Associated Press reports that currently circulating Omicron variants have some features previously seen in the Delta variant. Limited Contrast The New York Times reports that there is a shortage of a contrast agent used for some medical scans. Pig Improvement Farmers in China are using genetics to improve their hog herds, according to Reuters. Science Papers Present Way to Molecularly Classify Prostate Cancer, Saliva-Based SARS-CoV-2 Test, More In Science this week: approach to molecularly classify prostate tumors, saliva-based test for SARS-CoV-2, and more.