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NorthShore Taps Sema4 in Launch of System-Wide Genomics Program

Already a leader among U.S. health systems in using genomics to guide care, the strategic alliance between NorthShore and Sema4 will significantly expand NorthShore’s existing clinical genomics offerings to more than 1,000 physicians and approximately 300,000 NorthShore patients.
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Online Platform Launched to Help COVID-19 Test Manufacturers Prepare for New Variants

The NIH-funded ROSALIND Diagnostic Monitoring platform has just been launched to provide test developers and regulators with rapid and regular updates about SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and their distribution and assess the impact of these variants on available diagnostic test performance.
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Full Human Genomes of 64 Individuals Sequenced in Landmark Study

This new data was obtained using a combination of advanced sequencing and mapping technologies. Importantly, each of the genomes was assembled without guidance from the first human genome composite. As a result, the new dataset captures genetic differences from different human populations.
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H3 Biomedicine Partners with Flatiron Health, Foundation Medicine for Cancer Drug Research

The partnership, whose value was not disclosed, will leverage the real-world clinic-genomic database developed by Flatiron and Foundation Medicine, called CGDB, for both the potential identification of new therapeutic targets as well as help inform the design of future clinical trials.

Clinical-Genomic Company Sema4 to Merge with CM Life Sciences

Upon closing of the transaction, expected in the second quarter, CM Life Sciences will be renamed and its stock listed on Nasdaq global exchange. The deal values Sema4 at $2 billion.
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The Age of Patient Big Data

When the pandemic heated up early last year, the UK Biobank set out to urgently gather data on COVID-19 diagnostic tests, deaths, and hospitals...

New Prostate Cancer Risk Factors Uncovered by Broad, Diverse Data Study

The researchers showed that men of African ancestry inherit about twice the prostate cancer risk on average compared to men of European ancestry. In contrast, men of Asian ancestry inherit about three-quarters the risk of their white counterparts.
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Illumina, Emedgene Partnership to Automate AI-Driven Data Analysis for Rare Diseases

The companies say that through AI-enhanced interrogation of medical literature and phenotypes associated with rare disease, researchers will be better able to make new and unexpected discoveries based on rare disease data.

OneOncology Forms Cancer Clinical Trial SMO Subsidiary

The OneOncology Research Network (OneR), a subsidiary of OneOncology, will provide operational, regulatory, and research support services with the aim of more efficiently executing multi-center clinical trials.

SOPHiA Genetics Completes $110M Series F Financing

Proceeds from the financing will allow SOPHiA to embark upon the next stage of its planned global expansion, aimed at satisfying growing clinical and biopharma demand for secure data pooling and knowledge sharing for healthcare professionals.

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