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Minireview Published in ASM Infection and Immunity: Categorizing Sequences of Concern by Function To Better...

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 review the challenges of annotating sequences for pathogenic activity.... MORE
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HORIZON Newsletter – April 2022

CAG Heads to Reno Leaders from our ANAB-Accredited Forensic DNA Laboratory are presenting and exhibiting at the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Annual Symposium next week! Their respective experiences working for a forensic laboratory in the midst of a global pandemic, and leading a laboratory-wide LIMS transition from homemade... MORE
Headshot with text Brian Schimmoller named third Signature Science President and CEO

Signature Science Appoints New President, CEO

Schimmoller to be third president of SwRI subsidiary AUSTIN, TEXAS – March 8, 2022 – The Signature Science Managers Committee has unanimously elected Brian J. Schimmoller as the third president and CEO of the Austin-based company. Signature Science is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Research Institute, specializing in national... MORE

HORIZON Newsletter – February 2022

Looking Ahead to AAFS on February 22-25 in Seattle, WA Signature Science is attending the upcoming AAFS Conference with five of our scientists presenting their latest work. AAFS will be a hybrid conference, with presentations and sessions occurring virtually, in-person, or both. In-person attendees can look forward to seeing: Michelle... MORE

IARPA funds Signature Science and Rice University to Develop SeqScreen-Nano Software to Analyze Long Reads...

Laptop-portable advanced computational tools will provide critical information beyond standard taxonomic classification to remote users with limited resources. AUSTIN, TEXAS – February 15, 2022 – Signature Science, LLC received funding from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) under the Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats (Fun GCAT) program... MORE

Houston Public Media Interviews Gene Godbold About Research on Omicron Variant

December 3, 2021 • SigSci Senior Scientist Gene Godbold was interviewed by Houston Public Media today about his research on the Omicron variant's transmissibility and its ability to evade vaccine protections. In the interview Godbold says "the takeaway message is that the omicron variant has more immune evasive mutations than... MORE