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Biolog Granted $250,000 SBIR for Phenotype MicroArray Platform

NEW YORK, June 9 - Biolog has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant of $250,000 from the National Cancer Institute for a project using its Phenotype MicroArray assay platform in toxicological cell-based assays, the company said today.

 

The grant will support development of the technology for use with human and mouse cell lines. It is currently used with bacteria, yeast, and filamentous fungi.

 

According to Biolog, the technology can be used to determine the effect of genetic changes on cells and to determine the effect of drugs on cells.

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.