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 Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.