Louisiana State University LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program The project, funded by NIH and the Louisiana Department of Health, aims to sequence SARS-CoV-2 samples from a range of different patients. Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. NIH Names Healthcare Provider Networks to Aid in Precision Medicine Initiative Enrollment The HPOs will receive $13.8 million to enroll people interested in the All of Us program, gather participant health information, and help retain participants. Phylogenomic Study Shows Utility of Ancient DNA Samples for Modern Research Two researchers devised a protocol to sequence DNA from ancient samples and tested it on 100-year-old museum specimens. NIH Funds $170M Consortium to Study Molecular Effects of Physical Activity The organizations in the consortium will identify, characterize, and catalog human biological molecules affected by physical activity in volunteer biosamples. Nov 10, 2016 LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans to Use OmniSeq Tumor Profiling Tech Aug 30, 2016 Genetics Reveal History of Songbird Expansion from Australia Nov 17, 2015 LSU Health-New Orleans, Personalis Partner on Genomic Testing for Cancer, Inherited Disease Apr 11, 2013 With NSF Funding, LSU Researcher Looks to Develop Light-Activated miRNA Delivery System Premium Sep 23, 2011 LSU to Lead Killifish Sequencing Project Apr 21, 2011 IP Watch: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: Apr 21, 2011 Premium Sep 30, 2009 VBI to Lead NSF-Funded Cereal Drought Studies Jul 7, 2009 IP Roundup: Jul 7, 2009 Premium Mar 11, 2009 LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Licenses Organ-Rejection Rx to Aphios Premium Breaking News Ancient DNA Analysis Highlights Three Ancestral Populations in Japan FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Thermo Fisher Scientific Expects 12 Percent Revenue Growth in 2022 In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Danaher, Co-Diagnostics, and More The Scan For Those Thick Tiger Stripes Tigers in India with thick stripes harbor a genetic change, as Gizmodo reports. High GABA Tomatoes The Japan News reports that genome-edited tomatoes with higher GABA levels are now for sale in Japan. Approach for Inclusivity and Diversity A National Human Genome Research Institute team calls for the field to "adopt diversity as an ethos." Science Papers on Tumors Immune System Evasion; Drivers of Genomic Instability, Inflammation In Science this week: study of how tumors evade the adaptive immune system, and more.