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. From One Pot to Another Proposed increases to small business programs touch off fight between business and research groups, ScienceInsider reports. 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. 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 SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.