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 Biocartis Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Sepsis Assay DNA Script Receives CE Mark for Syntax Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Platform Exact Sciences, Pfizer End Cologuard Copromotion Agreement Genetron Health Q3 Revenues up 36 Percent, Firm Announces AstraZeneca MRD Partnership BioMark Diagnostics, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Others Partner in Lung Cancer Screening Project Akoya Receives CLIA Certification for Biopharma Solutions Laboratory The Scan Looking for Omicron NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant. Holmes Alleges Abuse The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her. Bit More Diverse, But More to Do While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report. PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.