PAG Wheat Blast Genomic Analyses Highlighted at PAG Kansas State University's Barbara Valent outlined genomics research underway to combat a fungal pathogen with the potential to seriously compromise wheat production. Rapid Nanopore Sequencing of 100 Tomato Genomes Enables Structural Variant Analysis At the PAG conference, researchers said they are sequencing 100 tomato genomes in 100 days using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon and a pipeline for maximizing SV diversity. Barley Pan-Genome Strategy Presented at PAG At the Plant and Animal Genome conference, a researchers discussed the prospect of doing pan-genome studies in barley despite the plant's genomic complexity. Dog Aging Project Searches for Keys to Healthy Aging in Pets, Humans At the Plant and Animal Genome conference, Daniel Promislow provided details on the longitudinal, open science effort, which is preparing to study up to 10,000 pet dogs. African Orphan Crops Consortium Tackles 101 Crop Genomes, Training in Africa Along with sequencing and resequencing on orphan crop plants, the team is providing professional development to spur genomics-assisted plant breeding in Africa. Jan 16, 2018 Dingo Genome Progress Presented at PAG Jan 19, 2017 PAG Presenter Outlines Maize ENCODE Plans Jan 18, 2017 Largest Poplar Tree SNP Dataset Presented at PAG Conference Jan 18, 2017 Rhinoceros Genome Developments Debut at PAG Conference Jan 17, 2017 Coffee Pest, Plant Genomes Presented at PAG Conference Jan 16, 2017 Beaver Genome, Transcriptomes Published Jan 13, 2016 At PAG, Presenters Discuss Feasibility of Banana GWAS Jan 11, 2016 PAG Presentation Describes Dog Model for OCD; Crowdsourcing Study of Dog Behavior Genetics Jan 14, 2015 CSHL Scientists Sequence Yeast Genome with Oxford Nanopore MinIon Premium Jan 12, 2015 PAG Presenter Proposes Scheme for Sequencing Affordable De Novo Horse Genomes Jan 12, 2015 Preliminary Koala Genome Results Presented at PAG Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.