As part of its bid to break into the biotech space — specifically, the rapidly expanding market for biological image analysis — Seattle-area SVision recently won $100,000 from the NIH to help it develop its quantitative cellular analysis microscopy software.

The Small Business Innovation Research grant, awarded in February, was SVision's second, and was administered via the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The funds will go specifically toward building out cell motility analysis capabilities on the software, a company official said this week.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

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