NIH contract

The company plans to develop a liquid biopsy assay that can identify patients most likely to benefit from treatment with checkpoint inhibitors.

The National Cancer Institute is accepting proposals from groups interested in producing affinity binders for the agency's Antibody Characterization Program.

The program will use transcriptomics, proteomics, lipidomics, and metabolomics to explore immune response.

The NIH award funds a database that catalogs genomic information of clinically, economically, and scientifically important eukaryotic pathogens.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Moffitt Cancer Center and M2Gen today said they have been awarded a seven-year, $7.3 million contract from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to coordinate a central laboratory and biorepository for research into myelodysplastic syndromes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cellular Dynamics International today announced a $1.2 million contract from the National Eye Institute to manufacture stem cells for use in the development of a new potential treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cofactor Genomics said on Thursday it has won a contract from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute to identify sites of epigenetic modifications that contribute to cardiovascular disease endpoints.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Johns Hopkins University today announced a contract from the National Institutes of Health to create a center focused on developing methods, including the use of genomic technologies, to identify and track global influenza outbreaks.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellular Dynamics International today said that the National Institutes of Health Center for Regenerative Medicine has awarded it a contract for up to $7 million over three years to provide human induced pluripotent stem cell lines and terminally differentiated tissue

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome customization firm Cellectis bioresearch today announced it has won a five-year, $9.5 million contract from the National Institutes of Health for work directed at induced pluripotent stem cells.

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.