University of Illinois FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for University of Illinois Coronavirus PCR Test The RT-PCR-based test is designed to detect three SARS-CoV-2 genes in saliva samples collected in the presence of a trained observer. Horizontal Gene Transfer Common Among Human-Associated Bacteria In a study of microbial genome data, researchers noted that many horizontal gene transfer events appeared to occur between different sites within the human body. Microfluidic Circulating Tumor Cell Capture Tech Shows Promise in Proof-of-Concept Study Premium The platform, from a University of Illinois at Chicago-led team, separates circulating tumor cells from other cell types using size-dependent inertial migration. Earth BioGenome Project Builds off Researcher's Idea of 'Genomical' Datasets Premium While "genomical" has not supplanted "astronomical" in the lexicon, geneticist Gene Robinson believes data scientists understand the sheer size of genomic information. EpicGenetics Partners With Universities to Evaluate Fibromyalgia Test The company is aiming to uncover the cause of fibromyalgia and to identify new disease-specific genetic biomarkers. Nov 15, 2016 Ancient Indigenous Exomes Reveal History, Post-Colonization Immune Selection Shift Apr 5, 2016 Bumble Bee Pathogen Patterns Revealed in Genetic Study Oct 2, 2015 Scientists Find Potential Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers in Exosomal miRNA Sep 25, 2015 Analysis of Viral, Cellular Proteomes Indicates Ancient Cellular Origin for Viruses May 14, 2015 Comparative Genomics Provides Clues to Evolutionary Processes Behind Bee Sociality Dec 12, 2014 Study Shows Exclusion of Relevant Genotypes Causes Warfarin PGx Failure in African Americans Premium Sep 5, 2013 Institute for Genomic Biology Nabs $3M to Explore Genomic Networks Involved in Social Behavior Jun 25, 2013 IP Roundup: Samsung, Panasonic, U of Illinois, Affymetrix, Illumina, Pathwork Dx Premium May 28, 2013 Carver Trust Awards $2M to Further Synthetic Biology Technology Development at U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Mar 19, 2013 Beckman Institute Team Publishes Solid-State Nanopore Method for Methylation Detection, Quantification Premium Mar 15, 2013 U of Illinois Group Developing Smartphone-Based Biosensor to Detect Proteins, Other Analytes Premium Jul 18, 2012 Danforth Center Leads $12M DOE Bioenergy Study Jan 17, 2012 Paired Ends: Matt Posard, Gene Robinson, Kevin McKernan Premium Oct 6, 2011 U. of Chicago to Start Mental Disorder Data Center Oct 6, 2011 Biodesign Institute, Partners Continue Work on BARDA-funded Gene Expression Test Sep 21, 2010 IP Roundup: Sep 21, 2010 Premium Sep 10, 2010 Illinois to Use Genomics in Sorghum Biofuel Studies Sep 9, 2010 Illinois to Lead Studies of Effects of Phytoestrogen Jul 2, 2010 U of Illinois Brings Informatics Know-How to Individualized Medicine Alliance with Mayo Clinic Premium Jun 15, 2010 IP Roundup: Jun 15, 2010 Premium Load More Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.