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Recent publication: Temporal changes in postprandial blood transcriptomes reveal subject-specific pattern of expression of innate immunity genes after a high-fat meal

A recent publication from Lemay et al. unexpectedly showed subject-specific differentially expressed genes in response to eating a fatty meal, as shown by a whole blood transcriptome analysis. Read the publication, the Science Daily article, or the ARS article.

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Recent publications from the Genome Center

Genetic variation and temperature affects hybrid barriers during interspecific hybridization Bjerkan et al. 2019. The Plant Journal. This paper provides evidence that post-zygotic hybridization barriers can be affected by both genetic and abiotic factors. Read more. Switching on a nontraditional

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Brenna Henn recipient of NIH MIRA grant

Congratulations to Brenna Henn for receiving an NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) grant for Early Stage Investigators for $1.9 million. The project is entitled “Improving Inference of Genetic Architecture and Selection with African Genomes.” You can learn more about

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Recent publication: scBFA: modeling detection patterns to mitigate technical noise in large-scale single-cell genomics data

A recent publication from Li and Quon describes a new detection method, called scBFA, to model both cell type identification and trajectory inference. Read the publication here.

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Recent publication: The alternative reality of plant mitochondrial DNA: One ring does not rule them all

A new publication by Kozik et al. in PLOS Genetics has illustrated that the mitochondrial genome of lettuce is fluid and dynamic, with multiple sequence arrangements. The authors point out that the misconception of a circular mitochondrial genome in plants,

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Gerald Quon recipient of NSF CAREER grant

Gerald Quon of the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Genome Center has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant to develop next-generation computational tools to analyze single-cell genome data. Read more on the story here.

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Recent publications from the Genome Center

scAlign: a tool for alignment, integration, and rare cell identification from scRNA-seq data Johansen and Quon. 2019. Genome Biology, 20: 166 The authors present scAlign, a deep learning-based method for single cell RNA sequencing. Read more Precision nomenclature for the

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Recently published: How to Build a Dragon or Die Trying: A Satirical Look at Cutting-Edge Science by Paul and Julie Knoepfler

In their new book entitled How to Build a Dragon or Die Trying: A Satirical Look at Cutting-Edge Science, Paul Knoepfler and his daughter Julie Knoepfler explore how one might use modern-day technologies, such as CRISPR gene editing and bioengineering,

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Job posting: CRISPR/CAS9 Gene Editing Postdoctoral Position

Location: UC Davis Genome Center, Davis, CA Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. David J. Segal in the UC Davis Genome Center. The successful postdoctoral applicant will work on a project that investigates the use

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Job posting: Junior Specialist at UC Davis Genome Center

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Junior Specialist position. Working for Dr. David Segal, this position will be involved in the Angelman syndrome research project, which focuses on developing therapeutics

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