UK government UK Government Suspends SARS-CoV-2 PCR Testing at Laboratory Due to Potential Erroneous Results An estimated 43,000 people may have been given incorrect negative PCR test results between Sept. 8 and Oct. 12, mostly in the Southwest of England. Crown Hosting Wins £1.3M Genomics England Data Contract The contract award did not specify the nature of the 32-month contract with UK public-sector data host Crown Hosting Data Centres. Genomics England Preps for NHS Genomic Medicines Service Launch With New Focus, Tools Premium The service will offer whole-genome sequencing to English patients with rare diseases and cancer as part of routine care. Illumina Wins UK Patent Infringement Suit Against BGI, Affiliates Illumina said it plans to pursue a permanent injunction against BGI in the UK until the four patents expire — three in 2023 and one in 2027. UK to Offer COVID-19 Testing for All Liverpool Residents, Workers in Pilot Program Residents and workers in the city will be tested with PCR, new lateral flow, and LAMP tests as the country faces a wave of new coronaviruses cases and a lockdown. Oct 7, 2020 University of Manchester, Sano Genetics to Research Eye Diseases Sep 28, 2020 UK Government Unveils New Genomic Healthcare Strategy Sep 10, 2020 UK Government Unveils Plan to Run 500K COVID-19 Tests Per Day May 12, 2020 Illumina, UK Agencies Partner on £28M Sequencing Study of COVID-19 Patients Mar 27, 2020 UK Government Invests $28M in FIND to Support SARS-CoV-2 Test Development Mar 23, 2020 UK COVID-19 Sequencing Consortium Launches With £20M in Government, Wellcome Trust Funding Jan 2, 2020 Illumina, Pacific Biosciences Abandon $1.2B Acquisition Deal Nov 14, 2019 Linear Diagnostics Lands £2M Investment Oct 25, 2019 Illumina Reserved in Comments on PacBio Deal, Forthcoming on Qiagen Deal and New Products Premium Oct 24, 2019 UK Regulators Propose Blocking $1.2B Illumina, PacBio Deal Sep 11, 2019 UK Biobank Whole-Genome Sequencing Project Obtains £200M from Pharma, Government, Philanthropy Jun 18, 2019 UK Request Pushes Illumina's Timeline for Completion of PacBio Acquisition to Q4 Apr 17, 2019 UK Government Investigating Illumina's Proposed Acquisition of Pacific Biosciences Mar 25, 2019 UK Biobank to Make Whole-Genome Sequencing Data on 500K-Sample Repository Publicly Available Premium Mar 14, 2019 EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute Awarded £45M from UK Government Dec 6, 2017 UK Government Commits £210M to Grow Life Science Sector Sep 1, 2017 Independent Report Urges UK Support for Genomics, Other Life Sciences Aug 17, 2017 As Brexit Negotiations Unfold, UK Researchers and Institutions Remain Worried About Coming Changes Premium Nov 4, 2016 UK Approves Use of NIPT as Part of National Screening Program Jul 19, 2016 In Brexit Britain, Genomics Community Anxious About Future EU Funding, Collaboration, Innovation Premium Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.