CSHL Cold Spring Harbor Lab Develops iPhone App for Mobile Sequencing Analysis Premium Some are comparing iGenomics, a former high school intern's creation, to the fictional "medical tricorder" of "Star Trek" fame. NYGC Initiative Receives up to $2.1M for Cancer Studies in Ethnic Minorities The funding is being provided under the NYGC's Polyethnic-1000 initiative, which was launched in 2018 to study cancer care inequities in underserved populations. Algorithm Points to Complex Hominin Mixing History With a new analytical tool, researchers uncovered ancient archaic hominin sequences in the Denisovan genome, along with human introgression into Neanderthals up to 300,000 years ago. Tomato Structural Variations Linked to Gene Expression, Traits Researchers used long-read nanopore sequencing in 100 tomato varieties to uncover more than 230,000 structural variants in the tomato genome. Envisagenics to Bring RNA Splicing Software Platform to J&J Lung Cancer Initiative The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory spinout will build predictive models for lung cancer progression and risk using its SpliceCore software platform. Jul 3, 2019 UC Irvine-Led Team Wins $4M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Grant for Breast Cell Atlas Jan 16, 2019 Rapid Nanopore Sequencing of 100 Tomato Genomes Enables Structural Variant Analysis Dec 18, 2018 Cancer Genetic Studies Explore Prognostic Value of Copy Number Alterations, Other Biomarkers Premium Dec 5, 2018 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $52M in Grants for Neurodegenerative Disease Research Jul 24, 2018 NY Genome Center Wins $1M Grant to Study Cancer Genetics Diversity May 22, 2018 Envisagenics Wins $1.5M NIH Grant to Advance Alternative Splicing Analysis Tech May 10, 2018 RNA, Chromatin Interaction Mapping Approach Presented at Biology of Genomes Mar 28, 2018 Single-Cell Sequencing Strategies Trace Zebrafish Cell Lineages, Mouse Brain Connections Feb 6, 2018 Autism Analysis Uncovers Ties Between Motor Skills, Damaging De Novo Mutations Oct 24, 2017 NIH Announces BRAIN Initiative Grants for 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Cold Spring Harbor Team to Use $2.7M NIH Grant to Map Long Range Neural Projections Premium Jul 20, 2017 Researchers Design, Construct Genome-Wide Sequence-Verified Arrayed CRISPR Library May 11, 2017 Researchers Use New Approach to Uncover Variants Affecting Longevity in Humans May 10, 2017 Genomic Autopsies Offer Diagnoses in Study of Perinatal Death Cases Aug 22, 2016 CSHL Genome Engineering Meeting Shows Maturing CRISPR Technologies Jun 24, 2016 RNA Sequencing Uncovers Complex Maize Transcriptome May 16, 2016 WUSTL's Mardis Discusses Cancer Vaccine Work at Biology of Genomes Meeting May 13, 2016 Parasites Influence Makeup of Human Gut Microbiome, BoG Speaker Reports May 13, 2016 Lymphoma Mutations Modeled Through Genomic Analysis of Dog Breeds, BoG Speaker Reports May 12, 2016 BoG Speaker Ties Loss-of-Function Variants in IFIH1 to Severe Pediatric Viral Respiratory Infections Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.