US Agency for International Development

The Global Virome Project proposes to discover all viruses capable of jumping between animals and humans, at an estimated cost of around $5 billion. 

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.

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."

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

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid announced the first agreement to buy down the price of the Xpert MTB/RIF test in order to drive adoption of the technology in resource-poor areas of the world with multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Global non-profit health advocacy organization Unitaid said today that its board has approved $30 million in funding to increase access to Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic test for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis in resource-poor areas of the world.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters is among three contributors who today jointly pledged $1 million to create the first Global Food Safety Capacity Building Fund in order to support food safety improvements.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.