University of Edinburgh New CRISPR Guide RNA Screen Helps Define Genetics of Spinal Cord Regeneration in Zebrafish The rapid and scalable in vivo phenotypic screening method can be applied to study any biological function of interest, the researchers said. GWAS Uncovers Sex-Based Differences in Genetic Origins of Chronic Pain The researchers still found, though, that chronic pain in men and women is genetically correlated. Scottish Liquid Biopsy Startup BioCaptiva Raises £1M in Seed Funding The firm, a University of Edinburgh spinout, will use the funding to in-license its BioCollector liquid biopsy platform and launch initial trials. Cancer Heritability Gene Set Expanded With Common Variant Analysis Using a gene-level heritability analysis approach, investigators came up with a collection of genes that come together to influence the risk for more than a dozen cancer types. Pacific Biosciences HiFi Reads Drive Core Lab Business, High-Flying Stock Price Premium Some core labs are expecting long waitlists in 2021 as PacBio's HiFi reads draw interest from researchers looking to put together whole genomes. Dec 11, 2020 COVID-19 GWAS Leads to Immune Genes Linked to Severe Disease, Treatment Targets Nov 25, 2020 European Consortium Seeks to Develop Liquid Biopsy Test for Prostate, Testicular Cancer Premium Jul 20, 2020 New CRISPR Base Editors Induce Targeted DNA Transversions Premium Jun 15, 2020 U of Edinburgh Study to Use Consumer Genomics Data to Determine COVID-19 Genetic Risk May 12, 2020 Illumina, UK Agencies Partner on £28M Sequencing Study of COVID-19 Patients Dec 18, 2019 Nordic Project Aims to Investigate Link Between Mental Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease Premium Nov 8, 2019 Wellcome Sanger Institute Commits $11.8M to Darwin Tree of Life Project Oct 25, 2019 Helmsley Foundation Awards $13M in Grants for Gut Cell Atlas Oct 9, 2019 Single-Cell Transcriptome Atlas Gives Peek at Cell Interactions in Liver Cirrhosis Sep 3, 2019 Scottish Genetic Map Reflects Boundaries of Dark Age Kingdoms Feb 5, 2019 Depression GWAS Meta-Analysis Uncovers New Loci, Potential Drug Targets Jan 23, 2019 Long-Read Genome Assemblies Have Many Errors in Protein-Coding Regions, Study Finds Dec 11, 2018 Genome-Wide Study Uncovers Variants Explaining Majority of SNP Heritability of Red Hair Nov 1, 2018 Wellcome Sanger Institute, Collaborators Launch Project to Sequence 66K Species Oct 22, 2018 GeneATLAS Database Documents Diverse Trait Associations Detected With UK Biobank Data Jul 24, 2018 Staphylococcus Genome Set Reveals Bug's Host-Switching History May 8, 2018 University of Edinburgh Awarded $71.8M for Genetic Research Apr 17, 2018 Researchers Link 17 Loci to Depression-Related Phenotypes Jan 11, 2018 Combined Genotyping, CT Scan Model Predicts Risk of Stroke Recurrence Nov 17, 2017 Male Pattern Baldness GWAS Uncovers New Loci, Potential Links to Other Complex Traits 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.