USDA Tech-Boosted Genome Assembly Helps Resolve Closely Related Microbes in Metagenomic Sample Led by researchers from the USDA and UCSD, the team assembled genomes with the help of PacBio's HiFi reads and Phase Genomics' Hi-C assays. 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. Mar 7, 2017 Goat Genome Demonstrates Benefits of Combining Technologies for De Novo Assembly Premium 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 Load More Breaking News New Approach Identifies Candidate Causal Variants for Neuropsychiatric, Neurodevelopmental Conditions People in the News: Baylor's Thomas Caskey Dies; New Appointments at UK Biobank, CS Genetics, More In Brief This Week: Pathogenomix, Uniogen, Genetic Technologies, DnaNudge, Gravity Diagnostics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Biodesix, Curio Genomics, Akoya Biosciences, More NIH Earmarks $170M for All of Us Program's Personalized Nutrition Study Taiwanese Firm's IP Asserted in Suit Against Pacific Biosciences Found Partially Unpatentable The Scan Omicron's Sewage Path The New York Times writes that testing sewage is helping public health officials track Omicron. IBM Sells Part of Watson Health The Wall Street Journal reports IBM is selling part of its Watson Health business to an investment firm. Identifying the Right Whales The Boston Globe writes that genetic testing has helped identify North American right whales and find that weaning can take place earlier than thought. Science Papers on Approach to Quickly Sort Single Cells, Alternative Splicing in Cancer In Science this week: high-speed sorting of single cells using fluorescence imaging, and more.