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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute said on Monday that it plans to use $10 million to fund new research projects by small businesses that focus on specific high-priority areas where new devices and technologies are needed to support cancer diagnosis and treatment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Akonni Biosystems today said that it has received a $498,780 Phase 2 SBIR award from the National Science Foundation to further develop its Lab-on-a-Film microarray consumable technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute said this week that it plans to provide $10 million for a number of new Small Business Innovation Research contracts in 2013 that will fund a range of 'omics-related p

Idaho Technology has been awarded a one-year, $262,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a molecular diagnostic panel for its FilmArray platform to detect pathogens causing pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics and data analysis firm BioRealm said on Wednesday it has received a Small Business Innovation Research contract from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop a genetic screening tool for tobacco addiction and treatment approaches.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases aims to fund small businesses developing new multiplex diagnostic technologies that target biomarkers for a range of diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced on Wednesday it has awarded Firefly BioWorks a $500,000 matching grant.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lucigen today said it has been awarded a $2.8 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a point-of-care diagnostic test for influenza.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant to DNAStar to fund the development of software for engineering antibodies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nextval has received a $500,000 Phase II SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation to support further development and commercialization of its high-throughput screening system that employs mass spectrometry imaging and microarrays.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.