University of Alberta Canadian Government, Partners Commit C$59.8M to Natural Resources, Environmental Genomics Projects Funded projects include one developing environmental DNA analysis tools and another building a microbial platform to eliminate plastic waste. CareDx, NanoString Collaborate to Develop Organ Transplant Rejection Test CareDx will use NanoString's new Human Organ Transplant panel to develop HistoMap, a gene expression profiling test to identify allograft rejection. Genome Canada Awards C$76.7M in Research Grants The funding, provided in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, will support research applying genomics in agriculture and aquaculture. Controversial Ancestry Ad Reignites Discussion About Minorities and Consumer Genomics Consumer genomics companies have endeavored to reach out to minority communities with sometimes contentious results. New Insights on Genomics of Colorectal Cancer in Nigeria Leads to Dx Development Premium Researchers in Nigeria are developing a handheld diagnostic device for identifying high-risk colorectal cancer patients in low-resource environments. Jan 7, 2019 Metabolomics Informatics Field Remains Splintered Despite Recent Advances Premium May 26, 2017 Canadian Government, Partners Award Genomic Research Grants Sep 16, 2016 Breast Cancer Survival Associated With Tumor Small Nucleolar RNA Profile, Study Finds Mar 10, 2016 Genome Canada Announces Funding for Industry, Academic Research Partnerships Jan 23, 2015 Canada Invests C$3M in Metabolomics Instruments Jun 27, 2013 Alberta to Seek Listeria Markers for Food Safety Testing Mar 21, 2013 University of Alberta Team Develops Improved Cassette Version of 'In-Gel' PCR Array Technology Premium Apr 5, 2012 U of Alberta's Clinical Proof-of-Concept Study on PCR Gel Tech to Benefit Startup Aquila Dx Premium Oct 20, 2011 Genome Alberta Starts New $20M Livestock Genomics Projects Sep 21, 2011 Genome BC Providing $33M for Forest, Biofuel Genomics Projects Sep 8, 2011 Q&A: University of Alberta Team's Real-Time PCR Method Could Enable POC Blood-Based Malaria Dx Premium Mar 16, 2011 Canada Makes $3.5M Investment in Livestock Genomics Lab Jan 26, 2011 Centers Launched at University of Alberta to Improve Livestock and Crop Production Sep 9, 2010 U of Alberta Team Develops Gel-Based PCR Array; Licenses Tech to Infectious Disease Dx Startup Premium Dec 15, 2009 DNA in Alaskan Permafrost Offers Insights into Mammoth Extinction Feb 3, 2009 Genotyping Tech Guide Premium Jan 28, 2009 Informatics for the Other 'Omic Premium Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.