University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign NIH Kicks Off Second Stage of 4D Nucleome Program With $142M in Research Grants The first stage generated a range of tools and resources for studying the nucleus in time and space including publicly available datasets and software. Saliva Samples Slow to Catch On for Large-Scale Coronavirus Testing Premium A number of diagnostic labs have considered saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 testing but decided against it, while other groups continue to pursue it. Modular Bioscience Licenses Artificial Restriction Enzyme Tech From University of Illinois The company said it is using the technology for synthetic biology, diagnosis of inherited genetic diseases, liquid biopsy, and infectious disease detection. NSF Awards $10M in EDGE Program Grants The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms. 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. May 31, 2018 Ancient Genome Studies Provide Insights on Early Migrations Into Americas, Iceland Nov 16, 2017 Genomes of Placid Killer Bees in Puerto Rico Show High Levels of Genetic Diversity Nov 1, 2017 NIH Awards Grants Supporting Social Epigenomics Research Jun 8, 2017 Paleogenomic Analysis Places Ancient Eurasian Elephant Within African Lineages Aug 5, 2016 New Algorithm Simultaneously Identifies Structural Variants, Copy Number Changes in Cancer Genomes Premium Jun 16, 2016 Blue Waters Supercomputer Supporting Development of Genotyping Chip for African Populations Premium Nov 2, 2015 Team Digs Into Pineapple Genome for Clues to Water-Efficient Photosynthesis Jul 7, 2015 University of Illinois, Stanford Awarded $1.3M to Develop Data Compression Software Jun 3, 2015 U of Illinois Scientists Discover How TALENs Find Their Way Around the Genome Dec 11, 2014 Based on 48 Genomes, New Avian Family Tree Provides Surprising Insights into Bird Evolution May 16, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: May 16, 2013 Sep 11, 2012 NASA to Provide $8M for U of Illinois Genomics Effort Jun 4, 2012 Consortium Releases Pear Genome Data Feb 28, 2012 Intel Team Developing Electrical Detection Method with Eye Toward Single-Molecule Sequencing Premium Nov 21, 2011 Archon Genomics X Prize Begins Recruiting Players, Centenarians Oct 4, 2011 Univ. of Illinois Wins $3.2M for Integrated Genomic Research Training Aug 8, 2011 International Group Sequences Genome of Arabidopsis Relative Adapted to Extreme Conditions Sep 28, 2010 Univ. of Illinois Teams with Mayo, JCVI on Preterm Birth Predictors Jun 22, 2010 International Team Sequences Body Louse Genome Jun 22, 2010 Mayo, Univ. of Illinois Form Research Alliance 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.