UC Davis Uptick in SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Variation Aligns With Rise in COVID-19 Cases A new measure of viral genomic diversity could be used to forecast where cases are on the rise and help officials make decisions about public health interventions. DoE Awards $64M in Funding to Groups Using Genomics to Study Plants, Microbes The projects are focused on the impact of microbe communities on soil nutrient cycling, and the relationship between gene function and beneficial plant traits. Vertebrate, Earth Genome Projects Provide Updates, Stress Impact on Conservation Illumina is contributing reagents for 100 genomes worth of short-read sequence data to help scientists generate 100 new high-quality reference genomes. NIH Awards $940K to Johns Hopkins-Led Team for Extracellular Vesicle Research The team will create a group called the Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium Stage 2 to develop new EV-based technology and treat diseases. UCLA to Lead $10M Conservation Genomics Project The $10 million initiative will include scientists from the University of California's campuses, as well as from governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Feb 25, 2019 Strawberry Genome Assembly Reveals Octoploid Plant's Diploid Roots Jan 7, 2019 Metabolomics Informatics Field Remains Splintered Despite Recent Advances Premium Oct 11, 2018 Family Ties Can Compromise Genomic Data Privacy, New Studies Suggest Aug 31, 2018 NSF Awards $10M in EDGE Program Grants Aug 6, 2018 Study Describes Design, Validation of Foundation Medicine's Blood-Based TMB Test Jun 25, 2018 USDA Awards UC Davis $2.5M Grant for Cow Genomics Project Jun 14, 2018 Breast, Lung Cancer Genetics Highlight Mutations Linked to Drug Response, Prognosis Feb 9, 2018 Genome Editing Reaching Farm Animals, Though Regulatory Uncertainty Looms Premium Jan 24, 2018 Earth BioGenome Project, Earth Bank of Codes Partner to Develop Global Data Infrastructure Jan 18, 2018 African Orphan Crops Consortium Tackles 101 Crop Genomes, Training in Africa Dec 13, 2017 Virome Project Aims to Outfox Pandemics With Global Virus Atlas Premium Dec 5, 2017 Space Station Microbes Similar to Those Found in Houses Nov 6, 2017 NIH Awards $9M in Funding to Support Data Commons Pilot Phase Oct 26, 2017 UC Davis, Front Range Biosciences Partner on Cannabis Genome Research Sep 7, 2017 NIH Awards Nearly $100M Over Five Years for Autism Research Aug 31, 2017 Tempus, UC Davis Cancer Center Form Personalized Medicine Alliance Apr 18, 2017 UC-Davis, Dovetail Genomics Approach Chromosome-Scale Assemblies for AgBio With Lettuce Genome Premium Apr 4, 2017 MERS-Related Coronavirus Characterized From Ugandan Bat Samples Mar 16, 2017 Earth BioGenome Project Seeks to Sequence Planet's Eukaryotic Species Premium Dec 14, 2016 NIH Funds $170M Consortium to Study Molecular Effects of Physical Activity Load More Breaking News Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Pacific Biosciences, SomaLogic, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Amoy Diagnostics, Akoya Biosciences, Congenica, Lucence In Brief This Week: BGI, Gencove, Cepheid, Biocartis, Biognosys, Co-Diagnostics, More Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme Pacific Biosciences Outlines Progress on Short-Read Sequencing at JPM, Partners With Canexia Health The Scan Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate. Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council. Across the Hall Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports. Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.