CNRS Sequence-Based Blood Type Analysis Suggests Neanderthals, Denisovans Arose in Africa The researchers used recently generated genome sequences for three Neanderthals and one Denisovan to determine their blood types and examine their evolutionary history. Council of Europe Protocol on Genetic Testing Could Serve as Blueprint for New Laws The protocol could lead to greater regulatory harmonization in Europe, where every country has its own national legislation covering genetic testing. Bacterial Genome Analysis Highlights Horizontal Gene Transfer, Recombination Hotspots With hundreds of bacterial genome sequences, researchers characterized horizontal gene transfer hotspots contributing to genome evolution and diversification. African Genetic Study Unravels Bantu-Speaking Population History, Relationships Using data for thousands of African individuals, researchers retraced migrations by Bantu language groups and ties to other populations in Africa and beyond. Genomic Study Explores Adaptations Found in Fungi Used for Making Cheese Genome sequencing on Penicillim roqueforti, P. camemberti, and related fungi point to a role for horizontal gene transfer in fungal 'domestication' for cheese production. Sep 17, 2015 Study Finds Parasitoid Wasp, Symbiotic Virus Sequences in Butterfly Genomes Sep 4, 2014 Genome of Parental Coffee Plant Points to Parallel Caffeine Evolution Events Jan 21, 2014 Theradiag Subsidiary Inks HIV/AIDS Diagnostics Deal with CNRS Sep 19, 2013 IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to CNRS, CSIRO, DuPont Premium Feb 5, 2013 IP Roundup: MIT, CNRS, Fluidigm, Xerox, Duke University, Affymetrix, GE, and More Premium Sep 4, 2012 'Provocative' Paper Sparks Debate on Relevance of Breast Cancer Gene Expression Signatures Premium May 15, 2012 IP Roundup: Hitachi, Canon, Affymetrix, Harvard University, Accelr8, Illumina, and More Premium Jun 9, 2011 French Scientists Develop Linear DNA Amplification Method for ChIP-seq Experiments Premium Mar 10, 2011 French Startup Easy Life Science Commercializing Electrochemical qRT-PCR Method Premium Jun 1, 2010 IP Roundup: Jun 1, 2010 Premium Breaking News Resolve Biosciences, Zeiss Partner to Enhance Spatial Biology Imaging Tech EliTechGroup Obtains CE Mark for Saliva Use With SARS-CoV-2 Test Waters Q2 Revenues Up 31 Percent FDA Grants EUAs for SARS-CoV-2 Tests From Thermo Fisher, Phase Scientific Myriad Genetics More Than Doubles Quarterly Revenues Pacific Biosciences Acquires Sample Preparation Firm Circulomics The Scan And Back The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database. Lacks Family Hires Attorney A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports. For the Unknown The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona. PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.