cloud computing Amazon Genomics CLI Seeks to Improve Integration of Bioinformatics With AWS Cloud Premium The company calls the new software tool another "on ramp" to Amazon Web Services for petabyte-scale computing applications. Lifebit Biotech Closes $60M Series B Funding Round The London-based biomedical software company expects to continue to expand its staff and widen its global reach. MemVerge Hopes 'Big Memory Computing' Will Accelerate Bioinformatics Data Processing Premium The Silicon Valley startup recently announced deals with Penn State, TGen, and Analytical Biosciences to cut computational time and improve data recovery. Microsoft Azure Joins NIH STRIDES Cloud Computing Program STRIDES, which already contracts with AWS and Google Cloud, is making Azure AI and machine learning services available to NIH-funded biomedical researchers. Crown Hosting Wins £1.3M Genomics England Data Contract The contract award did not specify the nature of the 32-month contract with UK public-sector data host Crown Hosting Data Centres. Breaking News SelfDecode Raises Over $1M in Crowdfunding Single-Cell Genomics Study Elucidates Viral, Host Factors of Human Cytomegalovirus BforCure Raises $2.3M to Adapt Rapid PCR Platform for Cancer Detection Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: 23andMe, Rady Children's, Stilla Technologies, and More Single-Cell Tumor Classifier Algorithm Unveiled at ASHG, Provides Tissue of Origin SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes The Scan Not Immediately Told The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says. Seems Effective in Kids The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease. Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.