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Using the publicly available ImmPort database, researchers standardized and analyzed immune-related data for more than 10,300 healthy individuals.

As interest in personalized medicine grows, government contractors are entering the field, the Washington Post reports.

Last month, during a forum organized by US News & World Report, Amy Caro, vice president of health IT programs at Northrop

Northrop Grumman received the award under the BioWatch Gen-3 System Performance Demonstration Contract, and said that the contract could be worth up to $37 million over three years.

Agilent Technologies, Columbia University, and others are collaborating on development of the system, which will be based on MassTag PCR.

The firms won grants to develop integrated diagnostic systems used to counter natural or man-made biological threats.

The companies will use Luminex's xMAP technology to develop an automated biothreat detection tool for a US biosecurity network.

The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.