NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioSeek said today that it has expanded an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, under which EPA will use the firm's BioMap in the second phase of its ToxCast program.

Under the agreement, EPA will use the BioMap, which employs cell-based disease models to generate activity profiles of potential drugs, to study the biological effects of certain chemicals and help the agency select new candidates. BioSeek also will use its technology to assess the impact of these chemicals on the environment and on human health.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Nature this week: omic analysis of permafrost microbes, hookworm genome, and more.

Biologists turn to environmental DNA sampling to determine whether elusive or invasive species are shedding DNA in a given area.

Rob Knight writes at Scientific American that microbiome studies are about to break out of the laboratory.

Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly five years.