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.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.