The firm will use the $250,000 fast-track grant to develop its tumor testing system.
The $600,000 award also strengthens Inviragen's ties to UW-Madison. The company's CSO maintains an academic appointment and a research lab within the School of Veterinary Medicine, which has collaborated with Inviragen on other projects.
The bill to reauthorize the science funding programs through 2023 will move to the full Senate.
An initial analysis suggests the novel coronavirus from Wuhan that is sickening people might come from snakes, a team of virologists writes at the Conversation.
DNA testing confirms captured Chicago coyote same as the one that bit a boy near a nature museum, the Chicago Tribune reports.
An analysis of Tibetan ice cores uncovers more than two dozen previously unknown virus groups, LiveScience reports.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of four children buried in Cameroon approximately 3,000 and 8,000 years ago, and more.