The five-year project aims to analyze environmental DNA in three Maine watersheds to improve the management of the state's coastal ecosystems.
The drug developer said that the biomarker panel will form the basis of a planned point-of-care test for acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The award will go to Jocelyn Silvester of Children's Hospital Boston, to fund transcriptomics research on intestinal inflammation caused by gluten.
The assays will combine genomic and gene expression analyses to better understand driver mutations in prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancers.
The funding, provided in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, will support research applying genomics in agriculture and aquaculture.
The grant was awarded as part of DARPA's Epigenetic Characterization and Observation program, which aims to develop new approaches to epigenetic analysis.
The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.
The researchers are aiming to find molecular signatures in blood that identify previous exposures to materials associated with weapons of mass destruction.
The funding will enable the Institute for Genome Sciences to pursue a number of infectious disease research initiatives using omics technologies.
The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.
In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.
MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.
In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.