STTR grant XD Bio Gets $150K NHGRI Grant to Develop Web Interface for ENCODE Project The funding will be used to adapt the company's web-based genomic data analysis methods platform for computational analyses developed for ENCODE. Quadrant Biosciences Wins $2M NIH Grant for Autism Test The company said the NIH funding will enable it to further validate the saliva-based test and prepare it for commercial launch later this year. NIH Awards S2 Genomics $280K Tech Transfer Grant The firm will use the funds to develop its Singulator system, which uses single-use sample cartridges and reagents to rapidly isolate cells and nuclei. Transgenomic, Dana-Farber Win $1.5M NIH Grant to Improve ICE COLD-PCR The partners will augment the multiplexing capabilities of ICE COLD-PCR, which was developed at Dana-Farber and is exclusively licensed to Transgenomic. Seattle Startup AttoDx Wins NIH Funds for Ultrasensitive TB MDx Premium The test detects a signature molecular marker upregulated by viable bacteria, and will be useful for pediatric, extrapulmonary, and AIDS-related TB. Mar 7, 2012 NIH Alzheimer's Initiative to Fund Small Business Biomarker Studies Dec 16, 2011 Senate Approves Extending SBIR, STTR Programs Dec 15, 2011 House Votes to Extend, Expand SBIR Program May 24, 2011 Small Business Grants to Fund Proteomics Tools Jan 25, 2011 NCI Starts SBIR Regulatory Help Effort Oct 22, 2010 RayBiotech Awarded STTR Funds Jul 28, 2010 Mediomics Lands $460K STTR Grant Breaking News European Commission Outlines Intended Restorative Measures for Blocked Illumina-Grail Deal Cross-Trait Meta-Analysis Explores Potential Pleiotropy Across Psychiatric Conditions Bactobio Raises £6M in Private Financing Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Amazon Omics, Ashkenazi Jewish Population History, More AnPac Bio to Raise $5M in Private Placement The Scan Team Tracks Down Potential Blood Plasma Markers Linked to Heart Failure in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Researchers in BMC Genomics found 10 differentially expressed proteins or metabolites that marked atrial fibrillation with heart failure cases. Study Points to Synonymous Mutation Effects on E. Coli Enzyme Activity Researchers in Nature Chemistry saw signs of enzyme activity shifts in the presence of synonymous mutations in a multiscale modeling analysis of three Escherichia coli genes. Team Outlines Paternal Sample-Free Single-Gene Approach for Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening With data for nearly 9,200 pregnant individuals, researchers in Genetics in Medicine demonstrate the feasibility of their carrier screening and reflex single-gene non-invasive prenatal screening approach. Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.