USDA Bio-Rad Wins USDA Food Safety Testing Contract The contract covers Bio-Rad's iQ-Check RT-PCR pathogen detection test kits, which cover pathogens including Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes. 3M Wins USDA Food Safety Testing Contract The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will use the company's 3M Molecular Detection System for pathogen detection. USDA Awards UC Davis $2.5M Grant for Cow Genomics Project The multi-year cow genomics project aims to improve genetic selection and identify functional elements in the cow's genome. Team Debuts Method for Assembling Phased Genomes From PacBio, Hi-C Data Premium With FALCON-Phase, investigators used PacBio long reads and Hi-C data from Phase Genomics to assemble a haplotype-phased, diploid genome for a hybrid bull. Goat Genome Demonstrates Benefits of Combining Technologies for De Novo Assembly Premium Increasingly, researchers are combining sequencing, mapping, and scaffolding technologies to generate more contiguous and accurate reference genomes. Jan 24, 2017 NSF, USDA Award Microbiome Research Grants Aug 24, 2016 Clemson Awarded Three-Year Grant for Computational Genomics Training Program Aug 12, 2016 Genomic Studies Tackle Banana Plant Pathogens Jun 27, 2016 SNP Chips Driving Revolution in Dairy Cow Breeding Premium Nov 12, 2015 USDA, DOE to Award $4M in Funding for Genomic-Based Biofuel Research Oct 6, 2015 USDA Awards Researchers $6.5M to Advance Plant Disease Resistance With Genomics Aug 12, 2015 USDA Awards $27.6M in Grants to Improve Food Security With Genomics, Other Technologies Jul 15, 2015 NSF Awards Researchers $1.4M to Develop High-Quality Map of Cotton Genome Apr 15, 2015 USDA Grants UC Davis $498K to Study Genetic Traits of Lactic Acid Bacteria Feb 5, 2015 NAGRP Bioinformatics Arm Seeks Input from Livestock Genomics Community to Set Future Priorities Premium Jan 26, 2015 Use of MDx Tests for Animal Health on the Rise, but Cost Concerns Present Significant Hurdle Premium Dec 11, 2014 Arrayit Signs CRADA with USDA to Develop Food Safety Technology Nov 11, 2014 USDA Clears RNAi-modified Potato, Alfalfa Premium Oct 9, 2014 USDA Awards $10M to Researchers Developing DNA Tools for Rosaceous Crops Oct 9, 2014 USDA Kicks off Four Research Programs Involving RNAi Gene Silencing Premium Aug 18, 2014 Eureka Genomics Nets $450K USDA Grant for Bovine Genotyping Assay Jul 17, 2014 DOE, USDA Pump $12.6M into Bioenergy, Feedstock Genomics Projects Jun 16, 2014 USDA to Pump $25M into Genetics, Genomics Studies Targeting Citrus Pest Feb 27, 2014 Delaware to Lead $3.9M Multidisciplinary Genomics Study of Maize Disease Resistance Jan 22, 2014 Beyond Small Bump to NIH, 2014 Budget Boosts Funds to Other Science Agencies Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.