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Integrated Nano-Technologies Wins $500,000 NSF SBIR Grant for DNA Detection Tech

NEW YORK, March 29 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Science Foundation has awarded Integrated Nano-Technologies a two-year, $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to further develop its DNA detection technology for biological agent detection, INT said today.

 

The grant is build out INT's BioDetect platform, a portable system that integrates DNA and microelectronics to detect the presence of biological agents such as SARS, anthrax, and smallpox in as little as 20 minutes, INT said.

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.