Scripps Research Institute 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. San Diego Institutes Launch Coronavirus Testing, Research Initiative The effort aims to screen for SARS-CoV-2 in the San Diego community and study the virus' genome to better understand how it is transmitted. SARS-CoV-2 not Man-Made, Comparative Genomic Study Concludes Though it is unclear whether the virus became pathogenic before or after the jump from animals to humans, genomic features point to a natural source for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Court Upholds Illumina Victory in Scripps Research Institute Patent Battle The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower-court decision in favor of Illumina, which Scripps had sued over marketing of bead-based microarrays. Unreported Zika Outbreak in Cuba Uncovered With Genomics, Travel Surveillance Researchers saw signs of an unreported Zika virus outbreak in Cuba in 2017, well after the documented decline in new cases in Brazil and other parts of the world. Jan 22, 2019 Circulating B Cell Antibody Repertoire in Healthy Individuals is Highly Diverse, Study Reveals Jan 7, 2019 Metabolomics Informatics Field Remains Splintered Despite Recent Advances Premium Feb 26, 2018 Researchers Build Map of Sequence Constraints for Human Genome May 24, 2017 Genomic Studies Untangle Zika Virus Introduction, Spread Across Americas Jan 10, 2017 Pfizer, Scripps Research Institute Partner on DNA-Encoded Library Tech Oct 5, 2016 Scripps Research Institute Awarded Additional $87M for Greater Role in Precision Medicine Initiative Oct 4, 2016 Chemical Proteomic Probes Reveal Epigenetic Enzymes at Work in Human Cancer Cells Premium Aug 17, 2016 Scripps Scientists Optimize Ribozyme RNA Polymerase, Perform Protein-less PCR Premium Jun 23, 2016 Vaccine Development Stands to Benefit From Results of New Human Immune System Sequencing Project Premium May 3, 2016 Scripps Spinout iGenomX Plans to Improve Human Genome Assembly With New Library Prep Approach Premium Mar 15, 2016 Team IDs Gene Expression Patterns Associated With Kidney Transplant Rejection Oct 16, 2015 Scripps, German Institutions to Collaborate on Genomic Analysis of Human IPSCs Mar 30, 2015 Sciex, Mass Consortium Ink Software Reseller Agreement Mar 26, 2015 Scripps IDIOM Group Publishes First Data from Rare Disease WGS Effort Premium Feb 5, 2015 New Computational Framework Provides Pipelines for Reproducible Multi-Omics Data Analysis Premium Nov 4, 2014 Researchers Demonstrate Ion Torrent-based Sequencing Methods for B-cell Antibody Profiling Premium Jul 14, 2014 Transplant Genomics Licenses IP for Transplant Graft Status MDx Jan 30, 2014 California Provides $40M for Stanford-led Stem Cell Genomics Center Jan 30, 2014 Scripps Team Creates High-Fidelity Unnatural Base Pair with Eye Toward Biologics Premium Dec 19, 2013 Scripps Team Wins $324K to Continue Work on Autocatalytic Aptazyme-based Quantitative Detection Premium Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.