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GA4GH 8th Plenary
September 29 – 30 UTC
The 8th Plenary will bring together organizations and stakeholders from the genomics and health community for keynotes, talks, updates, and workshops that will focus on advancing development work for the immediate data sharing needs of the community. The event will be completely virtual, and is free and open to the public. Register here.
GA4GH NEWS
OmicsXchange Episode 10 Letter from the 8th Plenary Committee Chair: An Interview with Meg Doerr
September 21
Today we hear from Meg Doerr, a Principal Scientist in Data Governance and Ethics at Sage Bionetworks. Meg is the Programme Committee Chair for the upcoming GA4GH 8th Plenary meeting, which will take place on September 29 and 30.
GENOMICS AND HEALTH NEWS
Center for Genomic Regulation's COVID-19 Viral Beacon Digs Into Thousands of SARS-CoV-2 Genomes
September 23 • GenomeWeb, USA
COVID-19 Viral Beacon is built with the Beacon application programming interface (API), an open-source variant search protocol developed by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). ELIXIR has long participated in the development of the Beacon API.
 
The Ministry of Education and Science declared the importance of promoting the benefits of genetic technologies (Translated from Russian)
September 24 • Красная Весна, Russia
As a reminder, a research project to study public views on the processing and access to genetic information - "YourDNAYourSay", in the Russian version "Your genes, you decide" - was launched in 2016 by the NGO "Global Alliance for Genomics and Health" (GA4GH) the international Genomics Standardization Organization and Wellcome Genome Campus Research Center (UK). (Translated from Russian)
GENOMICS AND HEALTH NEWS
ONC awards $2.7M in new funding for interoperability innovation initiatives
September 25 • Healthcare IT News, USA
 
New atlas of the human heart could guide personalized medicine in cardiology
September 25 • Fierce Biotech, USA
 
Agios helps identify genes that allow cancer to escape the immune system
September 24 • Fierce Biotech, USA
 
Making radiation oncology more personal
September 23 • Nature, UK
Health-care inequality could deepen with precision oncology
September 23 • Nature, UK
 
Johnson & Johnson Enters Phase 3 Trial for Single-Dose Coronavirus Vaccine
September 23 • Slate, USA
 
How Covid-19 is driving regional innovation in digital health
September 22 • MedCity News, USA
 
Hidden in plain sight: Clinicians may not spot EHR cancer risk info
September 21 • Healthcare IT News, USA
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