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The seven-year grant renews funding for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group, led by Duke University and UCSF, with $15 million in 2020.

The five-year funding commitment represents a 5 percent increase over the previous grant period for the rapidly growing archive of 3D protein structures.

The Hayward, California-based firm aims to tailor its NX One sample prep platform to isolate and detect cancer stem cells in urothelial cancer of the bladder.

The firm will use the funding to build a high-throughput flow cytometry system that sorts cells based on high-content 3D features.

The firm will validate a model system for test development, integrate key test components, and compare Spotlight to other NIPT assays.

The researchers hope to eventually develop a point-of-care assay to detect conditions that lead to high-risk pregnancies before symptoms occur.

Using 350 human genomes from different populations, the two centers plan to develop a multi-genome reference sequence that is as complete as possible.

The award will fund optimization of the Hemopurifier exosome isolator, with an eye towards developing applications in cancer research and clinical care.

Funded projects will look at the combination of imaging and liquid biopsies for monitoring cancer patient responses and the emergence of treatment resistance.

The team will create a group called the Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium Stage 2 to develop new EV-based technology and treat diseases.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that a case of the novel coronavirus making people ill in China has been reported in the US. 

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports. 

Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring. 

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: mutagenic effects of ultraviolet "A" light, post-transcription effects of synonymous mutations, and more.