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The bioinformatics and sequencing firm, formerly known as WuXi NextCode, will develop a population clinicogenomic database to support Emory's research.

Patients with discordant p16 and HPV markers fall into an intermediate risk group, research presented at the European cancer conference suggests.

Planned and ongoing studies will use standardized plasma protein profiling workflows to discover biomarkers for a range of conditions.

The grant will allow Weill Cornell to study genetic, social, and clinical factors that might explain why COVID-19 disproportionally affects minorities in the US.

Genuity, formerly known as WuXi NextCode, will sequence, analyze, and harmonize samples from Vanderbilt's biobank to inform biomarker and drug discovery.

By screening more than 1,500 drugs against patient-derived glioblastoma cells, researchers tracked down tumor alterations with apparent ties to proteasome inhibitor response.

The initial investment is led by Debiopharm, which will collaborate with the Israeli startup to accelerate discovery of biomarkers for oncology drug response.

The bioinformatics vendor is customizing a multiomics health data platform to help pancreatic cancer researchers pursue new therapeutic targets.

British bioinformatics firm PrecisionLife has mined the UK Biobank to identify genetic risk factors for late-stage COVID-19 patients developing sepsis.

Backed by BARDA, Merck and Institute for Systems Biology are studying multiomic data to understand infection pathways and find biomarkers for symptom risk.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.