University of South Florida Embezzlement Plea A former employee of a University of South Florida-associated nonprofit has pleaded guilty to embezzlement, the Tampa Bay Times says. PLOS Papers on Malaria in Southeast Asia, Yellow Fever in Brazil, Dengue Virus Genotyping In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more. Longitudinal Stool Sampling Study Points to Virome Shifts in Children With Islet Autoimmunity A prospective metagenomic sequencing study searched for viral changes in children who developed islet autoimmunity or type 1 diabetes, revealing coxsackievirus ties to autoimmunity. Sudden Collapse Investigated Researchers tie genetic variants to traits linked to exercise-associated collapse among athletes with sickle cell trait, New Scientist reports. Human Malaria Parasite Mutagenesis Highlights Essential Genes, Potential Drug Targets Saturation mutagenesis of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum identified almost 2,700 essential genes during the blood stage of infection. Aug 23, 2011 IP Watch: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: Aug 23, 2011 Premium Jul 13, 2011 Sarasota May Still Get Personalized Rx Institute Despite Jackson Lab Withdrawal Premium May 24, 2011 IP Watch: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: May 24, 2011 Premium Mar 2, 2011 Jackson Labs Names Sarasota as Location for New Institute Jan 25, 2011 IP Roundup: Jan 25, 2011 Premium Sep 16, 2010 Aetna Funds BRCA Gene Test Study Jul 27, 2010 Florida County Postpones Decision on $130M Funding for Jackson Lab Campus Jul 21, 2010 UPDATE: Jackson Lab Enters Personalized Medicine Partnership with USF, Days Before Key Florida Vote Apr 29, 2010 IP Update: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: Apr 29, 2010 Premium Apr 22, 2010 IP Update: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: Apr 22, 2010 Premium Mar 19, 2010 BGI, US Team Launches Symbiont Genome Project Mar 26, 2009 Metagenomics on the Move Premium Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.