UMass BioFire Diagnostics, UMass Medical Coronavirus Tests Get FDA Emergency Use Authorization BioFire's test is designed to detect and differentiate between SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens, while UMass Medical's test is only for SARS-CoV-2. GWAS Meta-Analysis of East Asian Individuals Link 60 New Loci to Diabetes Risk The researchers said the findings underscore the need to study disease variants in a range of ancestral backgrounds. Germline Genome Editing Experiment's Scientific Uncertainty Draws Ire of CRISPR Experts Premium As they dig into the data on He Jiankui's genome editing experiment, CRISPR researchers say the work he did raises many scientific questions. NSF Awards $10M in EDGE Program Grants The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms. Loss-of-Function KIF5A Mutations Linked to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Both a genome-wide association study and a rare variant burden analysis homed in on a role for KIF5A mutations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Oct 31, 2017 DoD Awards $10M to Consortium to ID New TB Drug Targets Aug 31, 2017 EBI Team Developing Genome Editing Resource for CRISPR Experimental Data Premium Feb 3, 2017 NHGRI Commits $31.5M to Expand ENCODE Project Oct 13, 2016 NIH Adds Four Medical Center Groups to Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Aug 9, 2016 Policy Changes Needed to Prevent Disparities in Genetically Based Medicine Jul 25, 2016 Novel ALS Susceptibility Variants Uncovered in Pair of Studies Mar 17, 2016 Team IDs Potential Gut Microbe Marker for Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Infants Jan 11, 2016 PAG Presentation Describes Dog Model for OCD; Crowdsourcing Study of Dog Behavior Genetics Oct 28, 2015 UMass Scientists Lead Effort to Excise Latent HIV With CRISPR/Cas9 Premium Sep 29, 2015 Court Rules Against University of Utah in RNAi IP Inventor Dispute Mar 24, 2015 Scientists Track Chromosomes with Multicolor GFP-tagged CRISPR/Cas9 Premium Feb 4, 2015 UMass-led Team Exploring Dendritic Cells as Model for Gene Expression Research Premium Jan 5, 2015 NHGRI Awards $28.3M to Uncover Secrets of Gene Regulation Oct 1, 2014 Population Study Prompts New View of Monarch Butterfly Migratory History Sep 26, 2014 NSF Awards $1.9M for Interdisciplinary Study of Bat Senses, Evolution Sep 4, 2014 Court Dismisses Suit over Inventorship of Seminal RNAi Patents Premium Aug 21, 2014 Genomics in the Journals Aug 21, 2014 Jan 6, 2014 Massachusetts Injects $8M into Joint UMass Boston, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Sep 12, 2013 Benitec Poised to Move HCV Drug into Clinic as Ag-bio Firms Oppose European Patents Premium Feb 8, 2013 Researchers Develop Method to Look for Locus-level Associations in GWAS Data 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.