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This page lists a summary of recent news about and events at the UC Davis Genome Center.  To see a feed with all news stories, click here. You can also view or subscribe to a Google calendar that contains details of notable talks, seminars, workshops, and other events that happen here, or that happen elsewhere but are organized or co-sponsored by the Genome Center.

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2019 Halloween Symposium A Spooky Success

November 5, 2019
From kicking off the day with a talk on ancient DNA from a costume clad Dr. Beth Shapiro to slides shared about spider diversity, PacBio sequencing, and mint breeding, the 2019 Halloween Symposium was a success. Prizes were awarded for best individual costume (winner: Mia Kelley), best lab costume (Dennis Lab), best pumpkin (Michelmore Lab), ... Read more...

Recent publication: Dissecting the genetic basis of comorbid epilepsy phenotypes in neurodevelopmental disorders

October 28, 2019
It is difficult to identify the genetic causes of specific clinical symptoms of neurodevelopmental disorders due to genetic heterogeneity and overlap of these disorders. Thus, this study identified a module, called MAGI-S, enriched with de novo non-synonymous mutations and can illuminate networks that underlie the epilepsy phenotype. Chow et al. Genome Medicine 11, 65. Continue reading ... Read more...

2019 Halloween Symposium

October 10, 2019
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; UC Davis Project Scientist 9 am Dr. Beth Shapiro; Key Note Lecture Howard Hughes Medical ... Read more...

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

October 3, 2019
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. Read more...

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

October 2, 2019
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. Read the full publication here. Read more...

Latest long-read sequencing technology now available

September 30, 2019
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 this increase, PacBio sequencing is becoming about 5 times more affordable on ... Read more...

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

September 18, 2019
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. Read more...

Recent publications from the Genome Center

September 18, 2019
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 enzymatic base –deprotonation by serine in the ent-kaurene synthase by Bradyrhizobium japonicum Jia et al. 2019. ACS Catal. The ... Read more...

Brenna Henn recipient of NIH MIRA grant

September 13, 2019
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 Henn’s research on her lab’s website. Read more...

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

September 11, 2019
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. Read more...


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