translational research Broad Institute Launches Schmidt Center to Merge Biology, Machine Learning Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and wife Wendy Schmidt donated $150 million to endow the center, which will convene international academic and commercial collaborators. Canadian Consortium Launches COVID Cloud to Support Molecular Research Led by DNAstack and supported by Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster, COVID Cloud looks to build a nationwide bioinformatics infrastructure to address the pandemic. UCLA Health, Regeneron Collaborate on Whole-Exome Sequencing The Regeneron Genetics Center will provide whole-exome sequencing for 150,000 patients who will be able to opt-in to receive actionable results. NanoString Launches NGS Readout for Spatial Transcriptomics, Partners With Illumina on Informatics Premium The firm has partnered with Illumina to use the Dragen Bio-IT informatics platform to help customers analyze data from the new Cancer Transcriptome Atlas panel. Saama-Led Consortium Seeks Data-Driven Answers to COVID-19 The newly launched EndPandemic National Data Consortium brings together seven life sciences and bioinformatics firms in search of treatments and vaccines. Apr 13, 2020 NIH Recruiting 10K Adults for Coronavirus Infection Study Feb 25, 2020 ReadCoor Launches Spatial Multiomics Platform at AGBT Premium Oct 31, 2018 Bayer Rolling Out Portal for Translational Research Data Sharing Premium Oct 18, 2018 Product Update Marks Turning Point as L7 Informatics Targets Translational Research Premium Apr 30, 2018 Scripps Translational Science Institute Awarded $34M in NIH Funding Mar 24, 2016 Q&A: Georgetown's Subha Madhavan on the Role of Translational Bioinformatics in Precision Medicine Premium Sep 12, 2014 BGI, Vancouver Prostate Centre Establish Joint Research Lab May 30, 2014 Duke Details Plans for Restructured Genome, Policy Centers Oct 17, 2013 Tufts' Clinical and Translational Science Institute Lands $24M from NIH Oct 16, 2013 Albert Einstein, Montefiore Land $25M CTSA Funding for Translational Center Oct 11, 2013 University of Utah Gets $20.4M Grant for Translational Science Center Sep 26, 2013 NHLBI Awards $32M for Regional Centers to Translate Medical Innovations Aug 7, 2013 UCLA Gets $11.6M in NCI Funding for Prostate Cancer Program Jul 31, 2013 NIH Plans to Fund Collaborations with Clinical Center May 31, 2013 Europe to Launch International Translational Research Consortium May 24, 2013 Qiagen, BioBay Open Translational Medicine Center in China Apr 9, 2013 Brain Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College Created with $28M Gift Jan 21, 2013 International Partners Launch Translational Research Collaboration Nov 13, 2012 Washington University Gets $50M for Translational Center, Genomic Medicine Oct 31, 2012 Deloitte Consulting Buys Analytics Firm Recombinant Data Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.