STTR grant

Proposed increases to small business programs touch off fight between business and research groups, ScienceInsider reports.

The partners will augment the multiplexing capabilities of ICE COLD-PCR, which was developed at Dana-Farber and is exclusively licensed to Transgenomic.

The test detects a signature molecular marker upregulated by viable bacteria, and will be useful for pediatric, extrapulmonary, and AIDS-related TB.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Diffinity Genomics has won a pair of grants worth a total of $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health to support the company's ongoing development of new technologies and products for rapid nucleic acid purification using specialized pipette tips.

The NIH wants to fuel development of new proteomics technologies and glycomics tools through its SBIR/STTR program.

NCI expects its new Regulatory Assistance Program to provide guidance as some SBIR firms chart their course toward FDA approval.

The company will use the NIH grant to develop protein biomarkers for use in developing diagnostics for endometriosis.

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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

In PNAS this week: influence of gene environment interactions on polygenic traits, epigenetic features affecting fruit fly foraging, and more.