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BioMADE Selects Signature Science-led Team to Develop Biosecurity Sequence Screening Training Course for Bioengineers

SeqScreen training course will support BioMADE’s Education & Workforce Development initiative. AUSTIN, TEXAS – Sept. 27, 2022 –Advanced bioengineering technologies offer enormous potential for creating cost-effective solutions across industries, but there is little existing guidance to avoid causing inadvertent harm to humans, livestock, crops, or the environment, or “bioerror.” As the U.S. bioindustrial manufacturing sector grows, the need for collaborative, proactive, robust, and transparent security best practices has become evident. To address this need, BioMADE, a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense for the advancement of U.S. bioindustrial manufacturing capabilities, has devoted a portion of its latest … MORE

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“NewsDirect” Features BioMADE™ Authored Press Release Announcing Award to SigSci-Led Team

September 19, 2022 • At the White House Summit on the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative on September 14th, BioMADE™ announced the selection of a Signature Science-led team to develop a biosecurity Sequence Screening Training Course for Bioengineers, as part … MORE

SigSci Scientists Co-Author Study Published in “Frontiers in Genetics”

Abstract Technological advances in sequencing and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping microarray technology have facilitated advances in forensic analysis beyond short tandem repeat (STR) profiling, enabling the identification of unknown DNA samples and distant relationships. Forensic genetic genealogy (FGG) has facilitated … MORE

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HORIZON Newsletter – August 2022

The Center for Advanced Genomics hits the road in August! We’re headed to scientific conferences and training symposia across the country. Catch up with us at: IHIA | New Orleans, LA | August 7-9CHIA | Las Vegas, NV | August 23-26ISFG … MORE

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SeqScreen Makes News

June 21, 2022 • A press release authored by Rice University announcing the publishing of our recent, co-authored paper, “SeqScreen: accurate and sensitive functional screening of pathogenic sequences via ensemble learning” was featured on UK-based online medical and life sciences news hub “News Medical.” The paper and press release highlight the work that this multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team is conducting under the IARPA FunGCAT program. The team has created an open-source platform for DNA screening and pathogenic sequence characterization, to prevent their potential impacts public health. From the article: SeqScreen takes advantage of work by partners at Austin, Texas-based company Signature Science to curate … MORE

Signature Science Co-Authors Study Published in “BMC: Genome Biology”

Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of accurate detection of known and emerging pathogens. However, robust characterization of pathogenic sequences remains an open challenge. To address this need we developed SeqScreen, which accurately characterizes short nucleotide sequences using taxonomic … MORE

“Cannabis Industry Journal” Highlights Signature Science’s Cannabis and Hemp Proficiency Testing Partnership with AOAC INTERNATIONAL

May 11, 2022 • Cannabis Industry Journal published an article discussing Signature Science’s recent partnership with AOAC INTERNATIONAL. Under this partnership, Signature Science will produce hemp and cannabis proficiency test samples for AOAC’s Cannabis Proficiency Testing Program. From the article: “What … MORE

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Signature Science’s Dr. Pravin Muthu Receives 2022 Dr. Billy Richardson Award

CBRNE Industry Group Award recognizes contributions of exemplary young researchers in the field of CBRNE Defense AUSTIN, TEXAS – May 19, 2022 – Signature Science is pleased to announce that the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Industry Group, a … MORE

SigSci Scientists Co-Author Study Published in “Forensic Science International: Genetics”

Abstract Forensic genetic investigations typically rely on analysis of DNA for attribution purposes. There are times, however, when the amount and/or the quality of the DNA is limited, and thus little or no information can be obtained regarding the source of … MORE

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Names Signature Science, LLC as Exclusive Provider for Cannabis Proficiency Test Samples

Signature Science to produce samples under ISO 17043 for use in AOAC’s Cannabis PT Program AUSTIN, TEXAS – May 10, 2022 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL and Signature Science, LLC have entered into a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding, under which Signature Science, LLC … MORE

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Minireview Published in ASM Infection and Immunity: Categorizing Sequences of Concern by Function To Better Assess Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis

Abstract To identify sequences with a role in microbial pathogenesis, we assessed the adequacy of their annotation by existing controlled vocabularies and sequence databases. Our goal was to regularize descriptions of microbial pathogenesis for improved integration with bioinformatic applications. Here, we … MORE

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