whole-genome sequencing Genomic Study Highlights Summer Travel Role in SARS-CoV-2 Variant Spread in Europe Investigators found that a strain that first appeared in Spain last spring was introduced to additional European locations hundreds of times with the help of summer travel. Illumina, Belgium Genetic Centers Partner on WGS-Based Diagnostics; Evercore Upgrades Illumina Shares The San Diego-based sequencing technology firm is also launching noninvasive prenatal genetic testing on the VeriSeq v2 platform in Thailand. NIH, Genomics England Launch Large-Scale Human Genome Sequencing Studies Using Nanopore Technology The research projects will use Oxford Nanopore Technologies' PromethIon 48 instrument to sequence genomes of patients with dementia and cancer, respectively. ACMG Updates Gene List for Labs Reporting Clinical Sequencing Secondary Findings The list, which ACMG plans to now update annually, currently includes 73 genes for which it recommends laboratories report findings. Blood Cancer Genetic Risk Loci Found in Retriever Dogs Using a genome-wide association study and multiomic follow up, investigators tracked down genes involved in histiocytic sarcoma in flat-coated retrievers. May 6, 2021 Coral Genomics Bets on Diverse Data to Advance Precision Medicine for Autoimmune Disease Premium Apr 30, 2021 Pacific Biosciences Sees Opportunity in Kits for COVID-19, Pathogen Surveillance Premium Apr 28, 2021 Illumina, GeneDx Partner With University of Washington on Whole-Genome Sequencing Study in Kids Apr 21, 2021 Red Blood Cell Traits Linked to New Loci With Whole-Genome Sequencing Data Apr 19, 2021 ACMG Presentation Highlights Broad Institute's Massive Expansion of COVID-19 Testing Program Apr 19, 2021 Korean Rare Disease Diagnostics Firm 3billion Looks to 2022 IPO, Expansion Into Drug Discovery Premium Apr 16, 2021 Team Tracks Genetic Factors Linked to Severe COVID-19, Other Viral Infections in Children Apr 15, 2021 Cancer Dx Firm C2i Genomics Raises $100M in Financing Apr 15, 2021 Neanderthal Population Replacement Detected Using Spanish Cave Sediments Apr 9, 2021 Enterobacteriaceae Pangenomes Offer Look at Antimicrobial Resistance Reservoirs in Natural Populations Apr 8, 2021 With Support From Lawmakers, WGS Becoming More Accessible to Netherlands' Cancer Patients Premium Apr 7, 2021 Ancient Sequencing Studies Provide Look at Early Modern Human Populations in Europe Apr 6, 2021 Uterine Leiomyosarcoma Sequences Point to Potentially Targetable Somatic Mutations Apr 2, 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Genomes Lead to Novel Loci Involved in Synaptic Function Mar 26, 2021 Low-Coverage Sequencing Effectively IDs Novel Variants in Underrepresented Populations Mar 26, 2021 Genome Sequencing Identifies Myeloma Precursor Disease With High Progression Risk Mar 26, 2021 Rare Disease Screening Firm 3billion Closes $13M Series C Financing Mar 23, 2021 Finnish Cardiometabolic Study Uncovers Strong Effect of Structural Variants Mar 17, 2021 Whole-Genome Sequencing Aids Rare Disease Diagnosis in Stockholm-Area Healthcare System Mar 16, 2021 New AMP Survey Reports Insufficient Reimbursement for Analysis, Interpretation of MDx Test Results Load More Breaking News Roche Receives EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test Decode Study Identifies Proteomic Predictors of All-Cause Mortality In Brief This Week: Natera, Bruker, Bayer, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Labcorp, Omniseq, Dovetail Genomics, DNA Script, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, Strata Oncology, Bionano Genomics, More Co-Diagnostics Gets CE Mark for Saliva-Based Molecular SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan Billions for Antivirals The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports. NFT of the Web Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports. 23andMe on the Nasdaq 23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported. Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.