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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Coverage of Foundation Medicine was initiated today by Goldman Sachs and Leerink Swann, which gave the cancer genomics analysis firm a Neutral and Outperform rating, respectively.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bayer Technology Services today said it and RWTH Aachen University in Germany have collaborated to form the Joint Research Center on Computational Biomedicine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to award $11.3 million to fund a number of research projects that will develop computational approaches for interpreting sequence variants found in the non-protein-coding regions of the human genome.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A large international team led by investigators at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has published a new study outlining a mutational catalog reflecting the processes at play in dozens of the most common cancer culprits.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biopharmaceutical firm Berg and the US Department of Defense today announced an agreement to discover biomarkers for prostate cancer and to develop more effective treatments for the disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer genomics firm Foundation Medicine has filed to go public, with a target goal of raising as much as $86.3 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – German startup biotech firm Blackfield today announced a collaboration with AstraZeneca in support of one of the biopharmaceutical firm's oncology drug development programs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stanford University has launched a new genomics research center that will foster collaboration across its seven schools and harness new computational technologies, it said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Retrotransposon movement in somatic cells may introduce insertions in the genome that contribute to tumorigenesis in certain cancer types, according to a study in the early, online edition of Science today by members of the Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Berg Pharma will use its Integrative Biology platform to identify drug targets and biomarkers in clinical samples from the Parkinson's Institute of Sunnyvale, Calif., under a partnership announced today.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.