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Evolutionary Genomics Receives NSF Phase I SBIR Grant

NEW YORK, June 6 - Evolutionary Genomics has received a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research grant from the National Science Foundation, the company said on Wednesday.

 

The company is planning to use the grant to find genes that protect chimpanzees from developing AIDS when infected with HIV by comparing equivalent genes of humans and chimpanzees.

 

Evolutionary Genomics, located in FitzsimonsBioscienceParkCenter in Aurora, Colo., has developed a patented method for comparing genes of closely related species and identifying those responsible for adaptations. It applies this method both to human healthcare and agriculture.

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.