Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Hitachi, French Cancer Center Partner on AI-Focused Research Hitachi and Centre Léon Bérard have opened a research lab in Lyon that will apply AI to medical imaging and predict response to radiation therapy from genomic markers. PCOS GWAS Points to Consistent Genetic Contributors Across Diagnostic Criteria A GWAS meta-analysis involving 10,074 PCOS cases revealed three new and 11 known risk loci, along with a relatively consistent genetic architecture among cases. LincRNA Linked to Risk of Pneumococcal Bloodstream Infection in Kenyan Children A genome-wide association suggests an African-specific lincRNA allele on chromosome 7 contributes to risk of bloodstream infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Affymetrix, UK Biobank Fashion New Methods for Large Genotyping Projects Premium While the new methods were developed specifically to address the UKBB's needs, Affymetrix believes the approaches will set a precedent for industrial-scale genotyping. Malaria GWAS Uncovers Protective Locus A chromosome 4 locus near glycophorin-coding genes appears to decrease the risk of severe malaria in African children, particularly those from East Africa. May 18, 2015 Study Looks at Diagnostic Utility of Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing Apr 20, 2015 Japanese Pharma Taps Oxford Bioinformatics Spinout to Analyze Genomic Data for Drug Development Premium Nov 26, 2014 Genomics Ltd. Raises $12.8M in Private Financing Feb 13, 2014 Based on Haplotype Sharing, Researchers Present Atlas of Human Admixture Events May 20, 2013 ICR, Wellcome Trust, Illumina Launch Clinical Genetic Testing Effort Nov 12, 2012 T2D-GENES, GoT2D Consortia Offer Updates on Searches for T2D Contributors at ASHG Aug 29, 2011 Research Teams Report on Findings from Arabidopsis Genomes Aug 10, 2011 Large Multiple Sclerosis GWAS Points to Cell-Mediated Immunity Genes Aug 3, 2011 Illumina and University of Oxford to Sequence 500 Human Genomes to Inform Diagnosis, Treatment Premium Aug 3, 2011 Illumina, University of Oxford Partner on 500-Genome Study Aug 24, 2010 ChIP-Seq Study Uncovers Vitamin D Receptor Binding Sites Aug 9, 2010 International Team Tracks Down Tuberculosis Susceptibility Locus in Africa Mar 31, 2010 WTCCC Data Suggests Common CNVs Not Key Common Disease Culprits Jul 7, 2009 UK's MRC Funds Fourth High-Throughput Sequencing Hub in Oxford with Over $3M Premium Mar 26, 2009 Beyond the SNP Premium Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.