Wellcome Trust Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. Wellcome Leap Launches $55M Program to Develop Disease-Specific Tissue Profiling Platforms The US nonprofit founded by the UK's Wellcome Trust will fund collaborative research projects to build multiscale and multimodal "tissue time machines." UK Biobank Launches COVID-19 Immunity Study The study aims to enroll 20,000 existing Biobank participants, as well as their adult children and grandchildren, from England, Scotland, and Wales. UK COVID-19 Sequencing Consortium to Reveal Viral Spread, Evolution A nationwide, multi-agency effort to sequence the virus causing COVID-19 is a logistical nightmare, but experts say the UK is well situated to succeed. UK COVID-19 Sequencing Consortium Launches With £20M in Government, Wellcome Trust Funding The consortium, which spans more than a dozen UK cities, will sequence patient samples to understand the spread and evolution of the novel coronavirus. Sep 27, 2019 Study Investigates Trust in Genomic Data Sharing Initiatives to Inform Future Efforts Premium Sep 11, 2019 UK Biobank Whole-Genome Sequencing Project Obtains £200M from Pharma, Government, Philanthropy Aug 15, 2019 Jalview Sequence Alignment, Visualization Software Gets New Funding Premium Apr 10, 2019 Genome-Scale CRISPR Screening Helps Identify New Cancer Drug Targets Nov 27, 2018 Systematic CRISPR-Cas9 Analysis Leads to Development of Gene Editing Prediction Tool Nov 8, 2018 Some Developmental Disorders Caused by Recessive Coding Variants Nov 5, 2018 Parasitic Worm Adaptations, Gene Targets Uncovered by Comparative Genomics Nov 1, 2018 Wellcome Sanger Institute, Collaborators Launch Project to Sequence 66K Species Jul 16, 2018 CRISPR Genome Editing May Cause More Complex Rearrangements, Deletions Than Previously Thought May 14, 2018 Genetic Variants Can Highlight Possible Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Apr 30, 2018 PredictImmune Receives £4.3M From Wellcome Trust for Crohn's Biomarker Study Apr 23, 2018 UK Effort to Sequence 3K Bacterial Genomes Nears Goal Nov 29, 2017 Mosquito Genomes Reveal High Diversity, Movement of Insecticide Resistance Genes Oct 19, 2017 Evolutionary Analysis Reveals Number, Nature of Mutations Under Positive Selection in Cancer Sep 13, 2017 Breast Cancer Mutation Signatures Suggest Mismatch Repair Subset Aug 17, 2017 As Brexit Negotiations Unfold, UK Researchers and Institutions Remain Worried About Coming Changes Premium Jul 21, 2017 Researchers Find MRSA Genesis Occurred Years Before Clinical Introduction of Methicillin Jul 21, 2017 Sanger Institute Wins Grant for Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance Jul 13, 2017 Malaria Parasite Genome Study Reveals Potential Drug Targets Jun 23, 2017 Subset of Bone Cancers Have Mutations Affecting IGF Signaling, Suggesting Possible Treatment Load More Breaking News Cytosine Base Editor Enables Genome-Wide Genetic Function Screening G42 Healthcare, Seegene to Offer Mobile Molecular Diagnostic Labs in Middle East, North Africa JP Morgan, Cowen Initiate Coverage of Singular Genomics Systems Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Danaher, Becton Dickinson, 23andMe, and More Berry Oncology, Alibaba Health Partner to Offer Early Cancer Screening, Health Services Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test 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.