University of Birmingham University of Birmingham, Nonacus to Develop Urine Cancer Liquid Biopsy Assay The partners plan to offer the assay, which uses Nonacus' liquid biopsy sample prep platform and a biomarker panel validated by the university, by mid-2022. Swiss Firm Marker Diagnostics Developing Saliva-Based Concussion Assay Premium The firm said it believes that the results of a recent study are representative of the broader utility of the test and its potential for broad application to diagnose concussions. Sign of Concussion in Saliva Researchers are developing a saliva-based test to diagnose concussions, according to the Washington Post. UK Team Creates Five-Minute SARS-CoV-2 MDx With Rarely Used Isothermal Amplification Method Premium The University of Birmingham-developed method combines a method called EXPAR with a rapid upfront step to obviate reverse transcription. Could Miss a Few The Guardian reports that lateral flow tests for COVID-19 being used in the UK could miss cases. Mar 23, 2020 UK COVID-19 Sequencing Consortium Launches With £20M in Government, Wellcome Trust Funding Nov 14, 2019 Linear Diagnostics Lands £2M Investment Apr 23, 2019 Researchers Explore Pathogenic, Drug-Resistant E. Coli Population Adaptation Strategies Jan 23, 2019 Long-Read Genome Assemblies Have Many Errors in Protein-Coding Regions, Study Finds Nov 29, 2018 Nanopore Platform Developers Aim to Bring Multiplex MDx Testing to Point of Care Premium Nov 12, 2018 Acute Myeloid Leukemia Regulatory Networks Identified Jul 27, 2018 HPV, Polyomavirus Infections Likely Minor Bladder Cancer Contributors, Study Suggests Dec 18, 2017 Linear Diagnostics Developing Microfluidic Cartridge to Detect Bacteria, Antibiotic Resistance Premium Nov 8, 2017 GFC Diagnostics Moves From Smoking Tests to MRSA Diagnostics Premium May 24, 2017 Genomic Studies Untangle Zika Virus Introduction, Spread Across Americas Feb 26, 2016 At AGBT, Researchers Describe Using Long Reads for Clinical Applications Premium Feb 3, 2016 Researchers Report on Ebola Virus Patterns Detected by Portable Lab Sequencing Oct 15, 2015 UK-Funded Effort Aims to Offer Researchers Free Microbial Genome Analysis Resources Premium Jun 3, 2015 Nanopore Sequencer Enables Rapid Analysis of Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Premium May 11, 2015 BBSRC Funds UK-China Metabolomics Data-Sharing Collaboration Feb 23, 2015 Team Demonstrates De Novo Assembly of Bacterial Genome from Nanopore Data Alone Premium Nov 3, 2014 Beckman Coulter, U of Birmingham Collaborate to Improve Throughput for Omics Research Jul 7, 2014 BGI, U of Birmingham Create Environmental Omics Center in UK Apr 19, 2013 BGI, U. of Birmingham Receive Funding to Develop Metabolomics Analysis Software Platform Mar 29, 2013 Thermo Fisher Inks Collaboration with University of Birmingham for Proteomic, Metabolomic Research Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.