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.


The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.