CSIRO CSIRO Develops Software to Detect Foreign DNA Without Reference Genomes Premium The INSIDER algorithm, which grew out of SARS-CoV-2 variant research, looks for shifts in k-mer signatures to streamline the search for novel genomic patterns. Australia's New Chief Scientist News.com.au reports Cathy Foley, an applied physicist, is to be Australia's next chief scientist. Machine Learning Tool Enables Analysis of Complex, Polygenic Phenotypes With Epistastic Interactions Premium By employing distributed computational resources and a novel algorithm, the VariantSpark technology is able to process a trillion data points in 15 hours. Epigenetic Patterns Predict Vertebrate Species' Lifespans Australian researchers have developed a predictive lifespan clock based on CpG density at 42 different promoter sites. Nature Examines Lifespans, Fast and Accurate Method for Long-Read Assembly, More In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more. Aug 16, 2016 BGI Opens Asia-Pacific Regional Office, Inks Agreements With Queensland Researchers Sep 22, 2015 University of Queensland Awarded A$25M Grant for Genomics Research Jan 28, 2015 Researchers Report Data on Use of RNAi to Alter Linseed Oil Content Premium Oct 21, 2014 Clinical Genomics, CSIRO Sign Licensing Deal for Bowel Cancer MDx Sep 19, 2013 IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to CNRS, CSIRO, DuPont Premium Sep 12, 2013 Benitec Poised to Move HCV Drug into Clinic as Ag-bio Firms Oppose European Patents Premium Sep 10, 2013 Sheep Researchers Design High-Density SNP Chip to Support GWAS, Genomic Selection Premium Aug 6, 2013 IP Watch: Hologic, Roche 454, BU, Quantibact, CSIRO, Sequella, Qiagen, Others Win US Patents Premium Jun 5, 2013 IP Watch: Olink, CSIRO, Arkray, Dana Farber, U of California, Others Win US Patents Premium Feb 28, 2012 International Research Team Uses Illumina Chips to ID Sheep Breeding Markers, Map Genetic Diversity Premium Jan 4, 2012 IP Watch: BD, Life Tech, Orion Genomics, CSIRO, Siemens, Quest, Abbott and More Win US Patents Premium Mar 10, 2011 CSIRO, CAS Plan to Collaborate on Plant Genomics Jan 20, 2011 Australian Lab Uses Sound to Improve Reverse Transcription in Single-Cell Gene Expression Studies Premium Dec 9, 2010 Teams Use Genomic Strategies to Tackle Plant Pathogens Dec 8, 2010 Australian Researchers to Sequence Lupin Genome Jan 7, 2010 Benitec Ends Royalty Obligations to CSIRO in Exchange for 10 Percent Stake Premium Jan 4, 2010 Benitec, CSIRO Amend RNAi Licensing Deal Oct 22, 2009 Benitec Says New Funds Needed in 2010 to Keep Operations Going Premium Jun 23, 2009 CSIRO-Led Team Adopts Biolog's Cell-Array Platform for Wheat Toxin Study Premium Apr 23, 2009 International Team Publishes Analyses of Cattle Genome Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.