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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Bina Technologies a $1 million contract to conduct genomic analyses as part of the VA's Million Veteran Program, Bina said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Assurex Health today said that the US Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the firm's GeneSight Psychotropic test for use in VA facilities nationwide.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Akesogen today announced the US Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the company a five-year, $7.5 million contract to genotype samples from US military veterans as part of the Million Veteran Program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded startup clinical diagnostics laboratory Claritas Genomics a $9 million contract to sequence the exomes of veteran samples, Claritas, Life Technologies, and Lockheed Martin announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium led by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has received a five-year award for up to $45 million from the US Department of Defense and US Department of Veterans Affairs to use next-generation sequencing and mass spectrometry to cond

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – For the US to maintain its global standing as the leader in fueling biomedical, agricultural, and energy innovations, federal funding for research next year will need to increase, even if only by a small amount, according to the Federation of American Societies of Expe

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Personalis announced Tuesday that it has received a contract to provide sequencing and data analysis for the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has enrolled its 100,000th volunteer for the Million Veteran Program, a large-scale, longitudinal research effort to uncover genes associated with diseases and advance personalized treatment strategies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation said today that it will collaborate with the US Department of Veterans Affairs in a study of the molecular and genetic causes of multiple myeloma.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.