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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OpGen today said that it has entered into a scientific and technical partnership with the University of California, Davis under which the firm will participate in the 100K Genome Project.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the US, UK, and Germany have sequenced, assembled, and started to analyze an extensive set of genes for bread wheat, Triticum aestivum, en route to a full genome sequence for the plant.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health sees metabolomics as a discipline with great potential for the study and treatment of disease, and said today that it plans to invest as much as $51.4 million over five years to bolster this new field through the NIH Common Fund.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of California, Davis plans to use a $9.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a center for metabolomics-driven research, the university said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A public-private collaborative project to sequence the genomes of 100,000 infectious microorganisms has been launched.

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Harris Lewin, the vice chancellor for research and professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, has been elected to the National Academy of the Sciences.

Richard Scheuermann has been appointed to director of informatics at the J. Craig Venter Institute, effective May 1.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have reeled in a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to study genetic variants that may be involved in some cases of coronary artery disease.

By Andrea Anderson

A sequencing facility being planned by BGI and the University of California, Davis, is slated to house around 10 Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencers when it opens in Sacramento next year.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on the struggle to meet the demand for rapid COVID-19 testing.

The Newsroom reports New Zealand is using genomics to trace the origins of its new coronavirus outbreak.

In Nature this week: researchers in Canada sequence the genome of the black mustard plant Brassica nigra, and more.

According to Bloomberg, Moderna has a $1.5 billion vaccine deal with the US to provide 100 million doses.