USC NIH Earmarks $38M for Consortium Studying Polygenic Risk Scores in Diverse Populations The consortium aims to develop and evaluate methods for calculating polygenic risk scores for specific diseases, particularly for people of different ancestries. Global, Local Polynesian Ancestry Influence Disease Risk Among Native Hawaiians Polynesian ancestry — encompassing genetic and lifestyle factors — affects obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure among Native Hawaiians, a new study has found. Genetic Score Predicts Prostate Cancer Risk Across Ancestry Populations A multi-ancestry genome-wide association study meta-analysis uncovered 86 genetic loci associated with prostate cancer risk that researchers bundled into a genetic risk score. Epic Sciences, USC Michelson Center Sign Licensing Agreement for Liquid Biopsy Research Epic will access the center's liquid biopsy samples and expand its platform to in-depth characterization of cell-free fractions and circulating tumor cells. Paragon Genomics Betting Updated SARS-CoV-2 NGS Kit Will Enable High-Throughput Research, Testing Premium Users will be able to sequence over 20,000 samples simultaneously with the updated panel, which the firm expects to offer sometime in the third quarter for research use only. Feb 11, 2020 Healthcare Providers Try New Ways to Share Genetic Test Results With Patients, but Pitfalls Remain Premium Oct 18, 2019 10x Genomics Describes Capabilities of Visium Spatial Genomics Product Ahead of Release Premium Apr 1, 2019 AACR Meeting Opens With Focus on Personalized Cancer Care Through Technological Convergence Dec 13, 2018 PsychENCODE Studies Explore Brain Development, Neuropsychiatric Regulatory Features May 14, 2018 Early Spatial Mutation Patterns May Affect Colorectal Cancer Invasiveness Mar 21, 2018 Potential Contributors to Extreme Morning Sickness Identified With Help of 23andMe Data Nov 22, 2017 Multiple Myeloma Patients of African, European Ancestries Harbor Different Gene Mutations Nov 1, 2017 NIH Awards Grants Supporting Social Epigenomics Research Sep 22, 2017 Verge Genomics Forms ALS Research Collaboration Jun 13, 2017 USC, EntroGen Partner on Lung Cancer Liquid Biopsy Study Mar 30, 2017 NIH Awards Gene Ontology Consortium $2.7M to Improve Knowledgebase Nov 23, 2016 Epigenetic Differences in Pediatric Brain Cancer Linked to Poorer Prognosis Jul 12, 2016 Trovagene, USC Collaborate on Deployment of Urine-Based Liquid Biopsy Test Jul 1, 2016 Chinese Genome Assembled From Long-Read Sequence Data Nov 10, 2015 USC, Sangamo Scientists Show Improved ZFN Activity in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Genome Editing Nov 6, 2015 HTG Updates NGS Assay Pipeline; Academic Partners Working on microRNA-Based Ovarian Cancer Subtyping Jul 10, 2015 ORIEN Cancer Data Network Adds Rutgers, USC, Morehouse as Collaborators Sep 26, 2014 USC, UM, Broad Team on $16M NIMH Project to Create Psychiatric Genomics Resource Aug 28, 2014 Keck Graduate Institute-led Team Begins New NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Tuberculosis MDx Premium Apr 9, 2014 At AACR, Researchers Highlight Multiple Roles of microRNAs in Cancer Load More Breaking News BTIG Initiates Coverage of Berkeley Lights With Buy Rating Quest Diagnostics to Offer Biocept's Target Selector NGS Lung Cancer Test Novacyt 2020 Revenues Surge on Strong Demand for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Products Leidos Wins CDC Bioinformatics Contract Worth up to $13M Thermo Fisher Scientific Next-Generation SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test Nabs CE-IVD Mark Cytosine Base Editor Enables Genome-Wide Genetic Function Screening The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.