US Agency for International Development Virome Project Aims to Outfox Pandemics With Global Virus Atlas Premium The Global Virome Project proposes to discover all viruses capable of jumping between animals and humans, at an estimated cost of around $5 billion. Cepheid, USAID to Partner on Multidrug-Resistant TB National Action Plan The firm signed a memorandum of understanding with the agency and is expected to detail the terms of the cooperation in a subsequent collaborative agreement. USAID, Broad, Illumina Partner to Help with Ebola Genome Surveillance in West Africa USAID Provides $5M for Sorghum Genetics Research NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Agency for International Development has provided $4.98 million in funding for a project aimed at "sustainable intensification of sorghum production." Cepheid Plans to Buy Plastics Firm, Signs Second Agreement to Increase Adoption of TB Test NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – One day after saying that its third-quarter revenues would fail to meet expectations, Cepheid said on Thursday that it is acquiring a plastics company and bringing at Aug 7, 2012 Cepheid Reaches Agreement Aimed at Increasing Adoption of TB Test in Developing World Jun 14, 2012 Unitaid Provides $30M to Lower Cost of Cepheid TB Test in Developing World Nov 14, 2011 Waters, USAID, Mars Pledge $1M for Food Safety Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.