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Illumina Gets NIAID Grant for Proteomic Arrays

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Illumina announced today that it has received a $1.2 million Phase 2 Small Business Innovative Research grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to support development of the firm's proteomic arrays.


The San Diego-based firm currently sells its BeadArray platforms for SNP genotyping and gene expression. The new proteomics arrays will be based on the same bead-based technology.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.