June 8, 2022 – A Highly Contiguous Draft Reference Genome for the Psilocybe Cubensis Mushroom Is Now Available – A brief summary of a new peer-reviewed paper detailing the assembly of a highly contiguous draft reference genome for the Psilocybe cubensis mushroom by Kevin McKernan, Medicinal Genomics Chief Science Officer, and colleagues.
June 2, 2022 – How Do You Know You’re Right? qPCR vs. Plating – Cannabis testing to detect microbial contamination is complicated. It may not be rocket science, but it is life science, which means it’s a moving target, or at least, it should be, as we acquire more and more information about how the world we live in works.
May 3, 2022 – Dr. Raphael Mechoulam And Other Cannabis Scientists Attend CannMed 2022 Conference In Pasadena – CannMed, a yearly event to prioritize cannabis science, innovation and collaboration is getting underway in Pasadena, California May 3-5.
Apr 21, 2022 – Magic Mushrooms Have Over 80 Different Species—And Their DNA Is Now Available Online – Over 42 million bases of the P. cubensis psychedelic mushroom genome were sequenced to fully cover all genes, as well as non-coding regions of the DNA.
March 1st, 2022 – Medicinal Genomics Salmonella and STEC E. coli Multiplex Assay Certified by AOAC – AOAC certified the Medicinal Genomics PathoSEEK® Salmonella and STEC E. coli multiplex assay. The platform now has more cannabis matrices accredited for Aspergillus, Salmonella, and STEC E. coli than any other product, according to a press release.
February 7th, 2022 – Medicinal Genomics Partners with MGI to Promote Automated Agricultural and Medicinal Testing – New collaboration yields genomic technology platforms dedicated to boosting throughput and accuracy.
January 27th, 2022 – Medicinal Genomics Signs Diagnostech as its Distribution Partner in Southern Africa – Nascent Africa medical cannabis markets attract MGC’s advanced testing technology.
August 17th, 2021 – Medicinal Genomics Assay Receives AOAC’s First Certification for Cannabis Flower and Infused Edibles – MGC is the first manufacturer to receive certification for cannabis-infused edibles and is also the first to offer AOAC-approved cannabis assays for two different qPCR machines: Agilent AriaMX and BioRad CFX96.
August 17th, 2021 – AOAC Approves Two New Microbiological Assays – The Medicinal Genomics platform can detect four species, including A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, and A. terreus in both flower and infused edibles. The PathoSEEK microbial testing platform uses a PCR-based assay and provides an internal plant DNA control for every reaction.
July 1, 2021 – Growth Media Used in Total Yeast and Mold Testing Can Significantly Affect Microbial Diversity, Study Finds – The growth media used in plating-based total yeast and mold count (TYMC) tests can dramatically impact the diversity of microbes that grow, according to a new investigation from scientists at Medicinal Genomics, a specialist cannabis testing and genetics screening firm.