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Genetics & Genomics Research Funding

News on research grants, RFPs, government funding trends in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The first stage generated a range of tools and resources for studying the nucleus in time and space including publicly available datasets and software.

Novacyt said that the acquisition secures important intellectual property for its q16 and q32 rapid-PCR instruments for near-patient testing of COVID-19.

Other grant recipients include scientists from the University of Chicago, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Washington.

The funding will help the San Francisco-based firm apply low-depth NGS as it builds diagnostic tests to aid therapy selection in more diverse populations.

The two grants awarded will support DiamiR's development of microRNA diagnostics for mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and Rett syndrome.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of malaria parasites in Ethiopia, loci linked to childhood BMI, and more.

A small study has found that a rapid test for SARS-CoV-2 works about as well as a PCR test, according to the New York Times.

New Scientist reports that a new genetic analysis suggests some saber-toothed cats may have lived in packs and been fast runners.

PLOS is piloting a new model under which research institutions pay a flat fee for its researchers to publish in its journals, Science reports.