University of Melbourne Measles Virus Diverged From Related Cow Pathogen Around Sixth Century BC, Sequencing Study Finds The timing of the divergence of the Measles morbillivirus and Rinderpest morbillivirus lineages traces to about when human populations began to live in cities. Australian Government Awards A$33M in Grants for Genomics Research The grants were awarded as part of Australia's Genomics Health Futures Mission, which was launched in 2018 as part of a broader health research initiative. COVID-19 Testing Could Get Boost From Alternative Sample Types Premium Replacing nasopharyngeal swabs with saliva samples or nasal swabs could increase throughput and convenience, as well as relieve reagent and equipment shortages. University of Melbourne, Illumina Launch A$6M Initiative for Cancers of Unmet Need The project, the first under a partnership between the university and Illumina announced last year, will apply whole-genome sequencing to challenging cancers types. Cascade Testing for Dilated Cardiomyopathy Likely to Be Cost Effective, Analysis Finds An Australian team developed a decision model for testing asymptomatic relatives of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy to assess the cost effectiveness of testing. May 28, 2019 Group A Streptococcus Vaccine Target Candidates Identified From Global Genome Set Dec 11, 2018 Epilepsy GWAS Leads to New Loci, Potential Drug Targets Oct 19, 2018 ASHG: Australian Newborn WES Project Combines Hearing Loss Dx With Optional Secondary Results Sep 6, 2018 Low-Frequency Antibiotic Resistance Mutations Revealed by New Amplicon Sequencing Method Premium Aug 17, 2018 International Consortium Sequences, Annotates Bread Wheat Reference Genome Jun 25, 2018 Breast, Lung Cancer Outcomes Informed by Gene Expression of Individual Infiltrating T Cells Jun 14, 2018 Breast, Lung Cancer Genetics Highlight Mutations Linked to Drug Response, Prognosis Mar 16, 2018 Genetic Technologies, University of Melbourne Partner on Breast Cancer Risk Test Dec 11, 2017 Tasmanian Tiger Genome Sequenced Oct 23, 2017 Studies Spell Out Common, Rare Variants Contributing to Breast Cancer Susceptibility Jun 23, 2017 Heart Disease Variants May Also Affect Reproductive Success May 22, 2017 Computational Model Offers Clues to Missing Heritability for Complex Human Traits Dec 12, 2016 Carmentix, U of Melbourne Launch Prenatal Biomarkers Initiative Nov 29, 2016 Genetic Technologies Licenses Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Technology Sep 22, 2016 Transgenomic to Share Melbourne Research Data With Ventana Medical Systems Jul 8, 2016 Liquid Biopsy to Predict Colon Cancer Recurrence Moves Closer to Clinic Premium Sep 17, 2015 Transgenomic Licenses Liquid Biopsy Tech to University of Melbourne Sep 3, 2015 Australian Partners Link up With Fluidigm to Open Single-Cell Genomics Center Jul 22, 2015 U of Melbourne Launches Genomics Research Center for Infectious Disease Jun 26, 2015 Blowfly Genome Provides Clues for Curbing Flystrike Infections Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.