University of Washington Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. Illumina, GeneDx Partner With University of Washington on Whole-Genome Sequencing Study in Kids The SeqFirst study will use whole-genome sequencing to help diagnose critically ill infants and children suspected of having developmental differences. Red Blood Cell Traits Linked to New Loci With Whole-Genome Sequencing Data Using sequencing data for almost 62,700 individuals, researchers found new coding and non-coding variants associated with seven quantitative red blood cell features. Haplotype-Resolved Human Genomes Help Complete Picture of Structural Variants With a long-read sequencing and de novo genome assembly strategy, investigators found structural variants and hotspots that have been missed in the past. Proteomics Researchers Aim to Improve Analyses of Peptide-Level Data Premium The aim is to improve the accuracy of the protein measurements commonly reported as the output of proteomic experiments and uncover obscured biological signals. Dec 17, 2020 New Rhesus Macaque Reference Genome Holds Potential for Human Disease, Evolution Research Dec 8, 2020 New Methods Enable Phased Human Genome Assemblies Without Parental Data Premium Dec 8, 2020 'Serverless' Cloud Technology Dramatically Accelerates RNA-Seq Alignment Time Premium Nov 12, 2020 DNA Data Storage Alliance to Work on Interoperability, Industry Roadmap Oct 29, 2020 De Novo, Inherited Autism Risk Factors Uncovered With SPARK Cohort Analysis Premium Oct 22, 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Risk Linked to Noncoding Variants in APOE Region Oct 13, 2020 SomaLogic, Academic Collaborators Win $1M NSF Grant to Develop Proteomic Screening Assay Sep 11, 2020 Genomic Epidemiology Studies Retrace Sources of Early SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks in US, Europe Aug 31, 2020 New Methods Boost Scale of Single-Cell Gene Expression Dynamics Studies Premium Jul 22, 2020 Coronavirus Test Results Comparable for At-Home, In-Clinic Swabs, Study Suggests Jul 8, 2020 Bacterial Toxin Leads to CRISPR-Free Mitochondrial DNA Base Editing Jun 19, 2020 Incidental Findings Most Frequent in Cancer Risk Genes, EMERGE III Data Show May 12, 2020 High-Throughput Diagnostic COVID-19 Sequencing Assays May Enable Large-Scale Testing Premium Apr 16, 2020 University of Washington, Vanda Pharmaceuticals to Study COVID-19 Pharmacogenetics Jan 30, 2020 Neanderthal Genetic Ancestry Found in Present-Day African Populations Jan 30, 2020 Schizophrenia Exome Sequencing Study in South African Population Reveals Rare Mutations, Pathways Jan 15, 2020 IARPA Commits $48M to DNA Data Storage Dec 5, 2019 High-Throughput Single-Cell Transcriptomics Assay Facilitates Compound Screens Premium Nov 5, 2019 CIViC Developers Enhancing Variant Database for Greater Use in Precision Oncology Premium Oct 17, 2019 Selection Analysis Suggests Modern Melanesians Carry Adaptive Archaic Hominin CNVs Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.