News on research grants, RFPs, government funding trends in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.
The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control will use genomic analysis to identify the origins and spread of SARS-CoV-2, formerly known as 2019-nCoV.
The funding comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which previously provided the company with $500,000 for the test's initial development.
The program will aim to develop and evaluate genomics and informatics tools to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
The president's latest budget request marks the fourth time he has sought to reduce funding to the National Institutes of Health.
The agency is also hosting a portal for submissions and inquiries as part of the newly created Medical Countermeasures Taskforce.
In PLOS this week: transcriptomic and genomic analysis of prostate cancer by ancestry, genes linked to liver function in Korean cohort, and more.
British Columbia is incorporating genomics into its tracking of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Business in Vancouver reports.
An analysis by the Personalized Medicine Coalition finds that about a quarter of new drugs approved in 2019 by the US Food and Drug Administration were personalized medicines.
The governor of New York has proposed a five-year plan to study the genomes of people with or who are at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.