biorepository

Scientists have sequenced more than 2,700 distinct strains from the National Collection of Type Cultures, a non-profit biorepository run by Public Health England.

Early users' experience engaging with the study protocol via the newly launched JoinAllofUs.org reveals areas that need refinement ahead of a full launch next year.

Tempus and Rush will work together to rapidly collect and analyze important biospecimens to fuel cancer research. 

The Human Cancer Models Initiative aims to create about 1,000 cancer cell lines that scientists can use to study tumor progression, drug resistance, and more.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Moffitt Cancer Center and M2Gen today said they have been awarded a seven-year, $7.3 million contract from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to coordinate a central laboratory and biorepository for research into myelodysplastic syndromes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Japanese stem cell products company Reprocell said today that it has purchased 3D cell culture firm Reinnervate and US genomics services firm BioServe.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Coriell Institute for Medical Research recently announced a $7.7 million contract extension from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke to maintain the institute's biobank.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The China National Genebank today announced a deal under which BioStorage Technologies will provide biorepository expertise, technology, and processes to support the development of "one of the world's largest genomic biobanks."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health has pumped $17 million into new grants to fund a consortium of genomics research centers and projects in Africa, with the goal of advancing research, training new investigators, and ramping up genomics capabilities and infrastructure a

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An $11.8 million renovation of RUCDR Infinite Biologics, a university-based biorepository, has been completed, creating a new Genomics Technology Center.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.