NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Idaho Technology has won a $3.3 million grant from the US Air Force to further develop its FilmArray pathogen detection system and seek a CLIA waiver from the Food and Drug Administration, the company said today.

The funding from the Defense Threat Agency (DTRA), on behalf of the US Air Force Assistant Surgeon General, Modernization Directorate, will be used to develop a rapid test for a number of pathogens that cause infectious diseases.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

Aug
20
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This webinar will provide an overview of recent advances in single-cell RNA sequencing from the perspectives of three research organizations.

Aug
27
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This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.

Sep
18
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In this webinar, Kevin Balbi, head of bioinformatics at Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics, will discuss the validation of targeted sequencing panels on the Ion Torrent platform using Horizon Discovery’s Tru-Q controls.