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Sep

2014

Scientists Apply Successful Single Molecule Sequencing and de novo Genome Assembly to a Parasitic Worm that Infects Human Eyes and Skin

Investigators at IGS and the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the NIAID used the long-read, single-molecule Pacific Biosciences platform for the successful genome sequencing and de novo assembly of Loa loa roundworms...

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Aug

2014

Scientists Apply Novel Genome-based Methods for New Understanding to Control the Invasive and Destructive Stink Bug

Their findings, which could lead to new ways to control this abundant and costly pest....

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Jul

2014

UM SOD & SOM Receive $10.7 M NIAID Grant

Grant to conduct systems biology research on control and prevention of sexually transmitted infections....

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Jul

2014

Human Microbiome Science Report Released

Nearly 250 experts were convened July 2013 for the "Human Microbiome Science: Vision for the Future" conference in Bethesda, Md., where scientists discussed current advances, challenges and opportunities for human microbiome research at the NIH. A report of the meeting is now available in the journal Microbiome... The meeting agenda, videos and slides are available at: http://www.genome.gov/27554404

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Jun

2014

IGS Awarded $15.2M NIAID Grant on Infectious Disease Research

IGS has received a grant award of $15.2 million over five years from the NIAID to create a research center to apply genomic techniques to the study of pathogens and their hosts...

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Apr

2014

HMP DACC Releases New Collection of Data

Researchers with the Data Analysis and Coordination Center (DACC) for the NIH Human Microbiome Project (HMP) are releasing a significant amount of new sequence data....

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Apr

2014

IGS Awarded FDA Contract to Expand Genome Sequence Database

IGS has been awarded a research program contract from the FDA to sequence, assemble and annotate a population of bacterial pathogens....

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Dec

2013

IGS Scientists Develop New Understanding of Chlamydial Disease

Chlamydial disease and host/pathogen interactions clearer through novel simultaneous RNA-Seq Analysis

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Nov

2013

Scientists Characterize Effects of Transplanted Fecal Microbiota

Longitudinal study examines patients treated for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.....

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Oct

2013

Fall Newsletter

IGS launches a newsletter with our latest research news....