UK government 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. University of Manchester, Sano Genetics to Research Eye Diseases The partners plan to build a database of genomic and patient-reported data to identify how genetics can impact disease outcome. 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 Jun 11, 2015 UK's NIHR Grants £1.5M to Develop Infectious Disease and Resistance POC Testing Load More Breaking News Bruker Posts 34 Percent Jump in Q2 Revenues GenomeWeb Index Gains Slightly in July as Fluidigm, PerkinElmer, Bio-Rad Post Strong Increases Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Wins $2.9M NIH Grant to Study Polygenic Embryo Screening Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: CDC, Bio-Rad, 10x Genomics, PerkinElmer, and More InterVenn Biosciences Closes $201M Series C Round Abcam to Acquire Life Science Research Tool Firm BioVision for $340M The Scan And Back The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database. Lacks Family Hires Attorney A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports. For the Unknown The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona. PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.