University of Guelph 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. LifeLabs, Multiplex Genomics Partner on Coronavirus Testing in Canada LifeLabs and Multiplex Genomics, a University of Guelph spinout, will work together to provide SARS-CoV-2 testing in Canada and track variants of the virus. 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. Genome Canada, Partners Award $42.6M in Genomics, Informatics Research Funding The money is being provided under three Genome Canada funding competitions in partnership with the Canadian federal government and other groups. International Barcode of Life Project to Expand, Switch From Sanger to PacBio Sequencing Premium In 2015, the iBOL project met its initial milestone of generating barcode sequences for 500,000 animal, plant, and fungal species. May 26, 2017 Canadian Government, Partners Award Genomic Research Grants Jan 18, 2016 Canadian Government Contributes C$300K to Species Identification Research Apr 9, 2014 InstantLabs, University of Guelph Collaborate on DNA Technology to Combat Fish Species Fraud Oct 20, 2011 Genome Alberta Starts New $20M Livestock Genomics Projects Feb 28, 2011 University of Guelph Launches $11.3M Project for Dry Beans May 11, 2010 Paired Ends: May 11, 2010 Premium Apr 8, 2010 University of Guelph Researchers PCR-Amplify Specimen DNA from Preservative Ethanol Premium Jul 20, 2009 OGI Invests $90K in Pig Breeding Biomarker Study at University of Guelph Mar 10, 2009 Canada Gives $2.3M Grant for Cod Genomics Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.