DigiLab

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a team of Harvard University researchers nearly $300,000 to develop a new microarray platform capable of imaging millions of bacterial cells in an overnight experiment.

Under the terms of the deal, Holliston, Mass.-based Digilab will sell Axela's Ziplex system for gene and protein expression analysis and dotLab mX system for real-time immunoassays.

The deal calls for Digilab to market new versions of Axela's proprietary flow-through technologies, the Ziplex system and the dotLab mX system.

Nearly four years after it acquired Harvard Bioscience's Genomic Solutions business, DigiLab is looking to parlay those microarray assets into the market for live cell arrays, and the stem cell research market in particular.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.