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2019 Halloween Symposium

Thursday, October 31st 8:00 am- 3:00 pm, GBSF 1005 and LOBBY 8:00-8:45 am Set-up & Registration: Pumpkin Carving, Poster Presenters, and Costume Contestants Morning Coffee Refreshments 8:45 am Opening Remarks and Introduction to the Earth BioGenome Project Dr. Stephen Richards;

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Recent Publication: Generating the Blood Exposome Database Using a Comprehensive Text Mining and Database Fusion Approach

A recent publication by Dinesh Kumar Barupal and Fiehn in Environmental Health Perspectives used data available on PubMed to generate a comprehensive blood exposome database, which can be found at this link. Read the full publication here.

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Recent Publication: Predicting early risk of chronic kidney disease in cats using routine clinical laboratory tests and machine learning

A recent publication in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine from Bradley et al. presents a model developed to predict the risk of cats developing chronic kidney disease. The study showed that machine learning-based models can support veterinary decision making.

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Latest long-read sequencing technology now available

We are happy to announce that the latest long-read sequencing technology is now available at UC Davis.  Our new PacBio Sequel IIsequencer is up an running. > The Sequel II increases the yield 8-fold compared to our previous Sequel (version 1).  With

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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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