CSIRO 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. Studies Reveal Which Gene Mutations Allow Stem Rust Fungus to Infect Resistant Wheat Crops Two new papers identified mutations in Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici avirulence genes AvrSr35 and AvrSr50 that avoid detection by wheat resistance proteins. Australian Team Puts CRISPR Design on Amazon Cloud Premium The CSIRO researchers are collaborating to validate their results and determine the effects of epigenetics on CRISPR gRNA effectiveness. BGI Opens Asia-Pacific Regional Office, Inks Agreements With Queensland Researchers BGI will work with researchers in Australia on agricultural and human health projects, and will seek new partnerships across the region. 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 Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.