CSIRO Australia's CSIRO Looks Beyond Spike Protein to ID New COVID-19 Variants to be Monitored Premium The scientific research organization is leaning on its VariantSpark genome analysis software to respond to calls for a global infectious disease surveillance network. 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. 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. Dec 8, 2016 Australian Team Puts CRISPR Design on Amazon Cloud Premium 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 Load More Breaking News New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Qiagen, Thermo Fisher, Bionano Genomics, BillionToOne, More People in the News at Illumina Ventures, Element Biosciences, Epigenomics, Exagen, More Genomic Approaches Boost Rare Disease Diagnoses in Middle Eastern Patient Population GeneDx to Raise $150M in Public and Direct Stock Offerings In Brief This Week: T2 Biosystems, Novacyt, OpGen, Dante Genomics, Nautilus Biotechnology, More The Scan Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups. Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder. MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus. Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.