University of Queensland Microba, University of Queensland Partner to Study Gut Microbiome in Parkinson's Disease The partners will use Microba's technologies to examine the link between the gut microbiome and Parkinson's disease in animal models and in patients. Dozens of Genetic Loci Influence Handedness, GWAS Meta-Analysis Finds The study, involving almost 1.8 million individuals, further found only modest overlap between the genetic underpinnings of left-handedness and ambidexterity. Pale Melanoma Susceptibility Linked to Albinism-Related Genes With array and exome data, Australian investigators saw apparent ties between amelanotic/hypomelanotic melanoma and rare albinism gene changes. Australian Team Developing Saliva-Based Assay for HPV-Driven Oropharyngeal Cancer Premium The group believes its assay, which detects HPV-16 DNA, could be deployed as a screening test in the way that HPV is currently screened to prevent cervical cancer. 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. Sep 3, 2019 'Extreme Inbreeding' Identified in Small Subset of UK Biobank Participants May 28, 2019 Group A Streptococcus Vaccine Target Candidates Identified From Global Genome Set Dec 11, 2018 In Race for Blood-Based Cancer Detection, More Teams Turn to Epigenetic, Fragment-Based Analysis Premium Dec 5, 2018 Cancer Methylation May Produce Easily Assayed Changes to DNA Polymer Properties Nov 16, 2018 Coffee Consumption Linked to Genetic Markers for Bitter Taste Perception Sep 14, 2018 Transcriptomic, Proteomic Profiles Produced for Stinging Ant Apr 27, 2018 Meta-Analysis Ties 44 Loci to Major Depression Risk Dec 4, 2017 University of Queensland Researchers Develop Rapid, Cheap Nucleic Acid Extraction Technology Premium Sep 11, 2017 Reconstruction of Nearly 8,000 Microbial Genomes Expands Phylogenetic Diversity Apr 5, 2017 Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Genome Points to Potential Biocontrol Methods Jan 13, 2017 New 'BioClay' Shows Potential as RNAi Delivery System for Plants May 9, 2016 Leukodystrophy Diagnoses Boosted by Exome Sequencing; Genome Sequencing Trial is Next Sep 22, 2015 University of Queensland Awarded A$25M Grant for Genomics Research Sep 14, 2015 Selection Shaped Genetic Differences in Height, BMI Among European Populations May 22, 2014 Genomics in the Journals May 22, 2014 Nov 20, 2013 Agilent, University of Queensland Partner on Oral Cancer Research Oct 5, 2011 At CSHL Conference, Researchers Highlight Importance of RNA-seq Data to Guide Cancer Treatment Premium Dec 1, 2010 Australia's UQ Wins $1M in Grants for Molecular Biology Research Facilities Jun 17, 2010 Alnylam Licenses IP Covering RNAi Applications in Vaccines Premium Dec 8, 2009 Millipore Funds Academics to Join GeneGo Stem Cell Collaborativeive Load More Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.