LBNL Metagenomic Microbiome Analysis Expands Known Phylogenetic Diversity of Earth's Bacteria, Archaea This microbial catalog can help in understanding secondary-metabolite biosynthetic potential and resolving thousands of host linkages to uncultivated viruses. Genome-Wide Mutant Screen in Bacteria Helps Annotate Thousands of Genes With Unknown Function The researchers proposed specific functions for transporters, enzymes, and uncharacterized protein families and identified several potential DNA repair proteins. NIH Awards Gene Ontology Consortium $2.7M to Improve Knowledgebase The funding will be used to develop new software and data structures to enable researchers to use the GO data for network-based analysis. Metagenomic Analysis Unearths Metabolic Teamwork of Bacteria in Biogeochemical Processes Researchers used a metagenomic approach to uncover 2,500 bacterial genomes from sediment and groundwater samples. Metagenomic Sequencing Unearths Strange New Bacteria From Bioremediation Site Researchers detected small bacteria with uncharacteristic ribosomes and other peculiarities when they sequenced water samples from a Rifle, Colorado bioremediation site. Mar 20, 2014 Genomics in the Journals Mar 20, 2014 Feb 12, 2013 GenomeWeb Feature: New Studies Showcase Use of Microarrays for Environmental Monitoring Premium Oct 2, 2012 Leco, Berkeley National Lab Partner on Metabolomics Sep 27, 2012 Researchers Report on Metagenomic Method for Characterizing Bacteria at Bioremediation Site Sep 13, 2012 LBNL Seeks Licensees for Highly Specific and Sensitive DNA Extraction Method Premium Jan 24, 2012 JGI, Berkeley Lab's Biosciences to Relocate to Nearby Richmond Nov 23, 2011 Berkeley Labs Eyeing Second Campus for Bioscience Nov 10, 2011 Bruker, Berkeley Lab Partner on Structural Biology Jul 13, 2011 Copy Number Analysis via Exome Sequencing Helps Researchers Time-Stamp Cancer Mutations Premium Apr 22, 2011 UC Berkeley Starts Synthetic Biology Institute Apr 14, 2011 Eppendorf Strikes Sample Prep Deal with Earth Microbiome Project Labs Premium Mar 8, 2011 Eppendorf Partners to Develop Automated Protocols for Earth Microbiome Project Oct 12, 2010 PhyloTech Highlights Environmental-Testing Play with Gulf of Mexico Oil Plume Study Premium Aug 23, 2010 PBI, Lawrence Berkeley Lab Partner to Analyze Oil Spill Microorganisms Jul 23, 2010 ICP-MS Analysis Suggests Metal-Binding Proteins Significantly More Abundant Than Thought Premium Jul 6, 2010 LBNL Spinout PhyloTech Raises $1.2M in Seed Financing Premium Nov 11, 2009 ISB, MD Anderson Each Land $8 Million to Analyze Cancer Genome Atlas Project Data Sep 29, 2009 California Team Applies Alignment-Free Approach to Mammalian Phylogeny Jul 22, 2009 Researchers Develop Alternative to NMR, Crystallography for Determining Protein Structure Jul 7, 2009 Q&A: LBNL's Sue Celniker on Sequencing for the modENCODE Project Premium Load More Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.