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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – 20/20 GeneSystems said on Monday it was awarded a $750,000 contract by the National Cancer Institute to develop a test for predicting which patients with advanced stage kidney cancer may benefit from anti-angiogenic therapy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Insight Genetics said yesterday that it has received a new $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Molecular diagnostics company DxTerity Diagnostics was recently awarded a $280,000 Small Business Innovation Research contract from the National Cancer Institute to develop a test for susceptibility to radiation sickness during cancer treatment.

Rheonix said this week that it has been awarded a $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase IIB grant from the National Science Foundation to expand the capabilities of its pathogen detection system from the evaluation of recreational water to detection of pathogens in fo

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute has awarded Genalyte a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a biomarker panel to profile tumor antigen-associated antibodies, Genalyte said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Detroit R&D today announced it has been granted a two-year $1 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant to continue research into protein glycosylation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioMarker Strategies today announced it is being granted a $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase II award to further develop its companion diagnostic for melanoma.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Adaptive Biotechnologies today said that it has received a $2.53 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant to support its adaptive immune system testing technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics firm Advaita said this week that it has been awarded up to $2.0 million by the National Institutes of Health to develop software for analyzing next-generation sequencing data for personalized medicine applications.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health is soliciting applications from small businesses seeking funding under the NIH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Small Busine

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Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.

University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.

NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.