Northeastern University 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. NHGRI Awards $6.8M in Grants for DNA, RNA Sequencing Technology Development The funding is part of the NHGRI Genome Technology Program, which promotes new methods, technology, and instruments for sequencing and functional genomics. 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 Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.