University of Nebraska Thermo Fisher Scientific, AstraZeneca, U of Nebraska Partner for Protein Biomarker Discovery Planned and ongoing studies will use standardized plasma protein profiling workflows to discover biomarkers for a range of conditions. FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for University of Nebraska Medical Center Coronavirus Test The test is designed to detect a nucleic acid sequence from the SARS-CoV-2 E gene in various respiratory specimens including nasal swabs. Primary Care Professionals May Be Able to Step in to Interpret Genetic Testing Results A survey by University of Nebraska researchers found that both specialists and primary care healthcare providers largely interpreted genetic testing results correctly. NHGRI Awards $3M Under Genomic Innovator Program The program, launched last year, is designed to help early-career investigators who have primarily worked within groups pursuing independent research. Cervical Microbes Potentially Tied to Viral Infections, High-Grade Lesions Researchers profiled cervical microbe communities in relation to HPV, HIV, and cervical cytology status, identifying microbial shifts in high-grade lesions and HIV-positive cases. Aug 23, 2018 GenomOncology Seeks to Advance Decision Support, Trial Matching With U of Nebraska Technology Premium Breaking News New Approach Identifies Candidate Causal Variants for Neuropsychiatric, Neurodevelopmental Conditions People in the News: Baylor's Thomas Caskey Dies; New Appointments at UK Biobank, CS Genetics, More In Brief This Week: Pathogenomix, Uniogen, Genetic Technologies, DnaNudge, Gravity Diagnostics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Biodesix, Curio Genomics, Akoya Biosciences, More NIH Earmarks $170M for All of Us Program's Personalized Nutrition Study Taiwanese Firm's IP Asserted in Suit Against Pacific Biosciences Found Partially Unpatentable The Scan Omicron's Sewage Path The New York Times writes that testing sewage is helping public health officials track Omicron. IBM Sells Part of Watson Health The Wall Street Journal reports IBM is selling part of its Watson Health business to an investment firm. Identifying the Right Whales The Boston Globe writes that genetic testing has helped identify North American right whales and find that weaning can take place earlier than thought. Science Papers on Approach to Quickly Sort Single Cells, Alternative Splicing in Cancer In Science this week: high-speed sorting of single cells using fluorescence imaging, and more.