wastewater surveillance Ginkgo Bioworks, Ceres Nanosciences Partner on Pathogen Monitoring The partners have already set up labs in the Middle East and Africa and plan to build wastewater testing capacity in countries where Ginkgo has pathogen monitoring programs. CDC Greatly Expands Number of Infectious Disease Targets for National Wastewater Surveillance Premium The National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) will test sewage for gastrointestinal, respiratory, and antimicrobial resistance targets using digital PCR. Ginkgo Bioworks Partners With Ukraine on Wastewater Testing; CDC on Flu Monitoring The announcements come a week after Ginkgo announced that it would meet its full-year 2022 revenue guidance on the strength of biosecurity revenues. Ceres Nanosciences Wins $1.4M in NIH RADx Funding for Additional Wastewater Epidemiology Centers Ceres will identify and establish five new centers of excellence to join an existing network of 16 sites that was established with prior RADx funding. NIST Analysis Discovers Sample Processing Bias in Metagenomic Wastewater Surveillance Premium The finding underscores the need to standardize sampling protocols to minimize biases in wastewater antimicrobial resistance monitoring. Sep 1, 2022 Biomeme, MRIGlobal Collaborate on Portable COVID Variant Surveillance System Premium Jun 3, 2022 CDC Wastewater Surveillance Shifts to Public Health Labs With Planned Digital PCR Pathogen Panels Premium Feb 4, 2022 CDC Launches Public COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Dashboard Aug 11, 2021 Qiagen, GT Molecular Partner to Offer Digital PCR Wastewater SARS-CoV-2 Detection Jul 24, 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic Jumpstarts Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Premium Breaking News SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concerns Evolved to Modify Host Immune Response, Multiomics Study Shows People in the News at GA4GH, Mercy BioAnalytics, Deepcell, One Biosciences New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Clinical Microbiomics, Integra Biosciences, DNAstack, Bruker Angolan Namib Desert Population Analysis Uncovers New Ancestry Group With Deep Divergence Cedars-Sinai Sets Up $25M Single Cell Precision Medicine Center The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.