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 23andMe Fiscal Q4 Revenues Increase 14 Percent Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio, SkylineDx Ancient Genome Sequence Provides Look at Ancestry for Individual Who Perished at Pompeii Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes Improve With Diverse Gut Microbes, Immune Cells CorePath Laboratories, Cizzle Biotechnology Partner on Lung Cancer Blood Test Becton Dickinson Gets CE-IVD Mark for High-Throughput COVID/Flu PCR Test The Scan Billion-Dollar Diversity Initiative The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is now accepting applications for its new $1.5 billion initiative to boost the diversity of the scientific workforce. Biotech Co-Founder Arrested A co-founder of a Los Angeles-based biotech company has been arrested in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme, according to Endpoint News. Return of the Tasmanian Tiger The Washington Post reports that a team in Australia is working to bring the thylacine back from extinction. Nature Papers on Genome of Individual From Pompeii, CircRNA Study Best Practices, More In Nature this week: first sequenced genome of a person from Pompeii, best practice guidelines for circRNA studies, and more.