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 Ancient DNA Analysis Highlights Three Ancestral Populations in Japan FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Thermo Fisher Scientific Expects 12 Percent Revenue Growth in 2022 In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Danaher, Co-Diagnostics, and More The Scan For Those Thick Tiger Stripes Tigers in India with thick stripes harbor a genetic change, as Gizmodo reports. High GABA Tomatoes The Japan News reports that genome-edited tomatoes with higher GABA levels are now for sale in Japan. Approach for Inclusivity and Diversity A National Human Genome Research Institute team calls for the field to "adopt diversity as an ethos." Science Papers on Tumors Immune System Evasion; Drivers of Genomic Instability, Inflammation In Science this week: study of how tumors evade the adaptive immune system, and more.