UNC Chapel Hill NIH Earmarks $38M for Consortium Studying Polygenic Risk Scores in Diverse Populations The consortium aims to develop and evaluate methods for calculating polygenic risk scores for specific diseases, particularly for people of different ancestries. Spanish Startup Aims to Develop Novel Genomic Tests to Guide Breast Cancer Treatment Premium Reveal Genomics plans to have assays available within three years, and is eager to partner with pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies to fulfill its vision. Core Labs Grapple With Revenue Loss From Pandemic-Related Shutdowns Premium Core labs remain closed or at reduced operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to concerns about the state of their businesses when they can reopen. Researchers Develop CRISPR Method for Dose-Dependent Gene Expression Activation The system uses chemical epigenetic modifiers to activate the expression of target genes by recruiting an endogenous chromatin-activating machinery. Anorexia GWAS Yields Risk Loci with Metabolic, Psychiatric Overlap A large genome-wide association meta-analysis and follow-up analyses revealed eight risk loci involving SNPs previously associated with body traits, metabolism, and psychiatric risk. Apr 23, 2019 Cell Microsystems Awarded $1.6M NIH Grant for Single Cell Analysis Dec 10, 2018 GeneCentric, UNC Collaborate on Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy Response Study Oct 5, 2018 Crohn's Disease MicroRNA Marks Subtypes With Differing Outcomes Oct 2, 2018 HIV Latency Affected by Host Cell Transcriptomes Sep 24, 2018 GeneCentric Licenses UNC Pancreatic Cancer Subtyping Tech Sep 18, 2018 Long Noncoding RNAs Classified Based on Sequence Motifs Sep 12, 2018 Genomic Analysis Reveals Molecular Features of Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia Subtypes Sep 7, 2018 Cell Microsystems, UNC HIV Cure Center Win $283K NIH Grant to Develop HIV Reservoir Assay Aug 31, 2018 Hastings Report Decries Sequencing Healthy Children as BabySeq Projects Continue to Collect Data Premium Aug 30, 2018 Cell Microsystems Targets Single-Cell Gene Editing, NGS With Automated Cell Sorting Technology Premium Aug 16, 2018 Tufts Medical Center, Collaborators Win $8M NIH Grant to Study NGS in Newborns Jun 12, 2018 Integrated Analyses Offer New Molecular Insights to Testicular Tumor Subtypes Apr 5, 2018 TCGA's Pan-Cancer Atlas Papers Examine Clustering of Tumors, Key Alterations Apr 5, 2018 Chinese GWAS Leads to Variants Linked to Diabetes, Glycemic Traits Nov 6, 2017 NIH Awards $9M in Funding to Support Data Commons Pilot Phase Aug 8, 2017 NIH Awards $18.9M to Fund Clinical Genomics Consortium Mar 16, 2017 UNC-Led Study Finds Proteins That Help Tardigrades Survive Drying Out Dec 2, 2016 During Algal Bloom, Dinoflagellates Increase Expression of Metabolic, Other Genes Nov 3, 2016 Newborn Sequencing Study Leaders Grapple With Factors Limiting Uptake Premium Sep 20, 2016 Specialized Genome Data Analysis Centers Awarded $4.8M in NCI Funding Load More Breaking News BTIG Initiates Coverage of Berkeley Lights With Buy Rating Quest Diagnostics to Offer Biocept's Target Selector NGS Lung Cancer Test Novacyt 2020 Revenues Surge on Strong Demand for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Products Leidos Wins CDC Bioinformatics Contract Worth up to $13M Thermo Fisher Scientific Next-Generation SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test Nabs CE-IVD Mark Cytosine Base Editor Enables Genome-Wide Genetic Function Screening The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.