University of Sydney University of Sydney Wins A$1.4M Grant, Teams With Allelica on Cardiac Polygenic Risk Scores Researchers at the University of Sydney will work with Allelica to develop polygenic risk scores for coronary artery disease prevention and integrate the testing into primary care. 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. Melanoma BRAF Mutation Type May Affect Response to Targeted Treatments, Immunotherapy In a small study, melanoma patients with BRAF V600K mutations responded better to immunotherapy while those with V600E mutations had a better response to targeted therapy. Advanced Lung Cancer Drivers, Targetable Mutations Identified in Liquid Biopsy Study A circulating tumor DNA analysis identified somatic mutations in more than 64 percent of advanced non-small cell lung cancer cases, including some drug targets. AusDiagnostics Looks to Enter US Market With Multiplex PCR Assays for Infectious Disease Premium The firm’s two-step multiplexed-tandem PCR tool identifies low concentrations of multiple STI pathogens in samples with high concentrations of other pathogens in three hours. Jul 2, 2018 Koala Genome Sequencing Identifies Novel Genes, Offers Data to Aid Conservation Efforts Jun 10, 2018 Metagenomics Enables Researchers to Uncover Pathogens, Drug Resistance Genes Dec 21, 2017 Studies Reveal Which Gene Mutations Allow Stem Rust Fungus to Infect Resistant Wheat Crops Oct 27, 2017 Living DNA Initiates Ancestry Testing Project Aug 11, 2017 ALS Study Sees Blood Methylation Differences Between Twins Discordant for Disease May 3, 2017 Distinct Genomic Anomalies IDed in Melanoma Subtypes Aug 24, 2012 Australian Researchers Launch Melanoma Genome Project Sep 14, 2011 Consortium Examines Genes Predicting Hepatitis C Treatment Response May 14, 2010 Researchers ID Potential Serum Biomarkers for Efficacy of Interferon-beta in Multiple Sclerosis Premium Jul 29, 2009 Australian, US Researchers Develop Crocodile Genetic Linkage Map 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.