radiation exposure Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility A team from Japan tracked genetic and fertility features in freeze-dried mouse sperm samples stored in space for several years, along with pups produced from them. DARPA Awards ASU $38.8M to Build Epigenetic-Based Device to Measure WMD Exposure The grant was awarded as part of DARPA's Epigenetic Characterization and Observation program, which aims to develop new approaches to epigenetic analysis. Mount Sinai Gets $27.8M DARPA Grant for Epigenetic Tech to Measure WMD Exposure The researchers are aiming to find molecular signatures in blood that identify previous exposures to materials associated with weapons of mass destruction. BARDA-Funded Radiation Exposure MDx Test Development Continues Apace Premium The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority aims to produce at least two US Food and Drug Administration-cleared tests. DxTerity, City of Hope Partner to Develop Blood Test for Radiation Therapy Response DxTerity aims to develop a genomic blood test to identify which cancer patients are most likely to benefit from radiation therapy or are at risk for toxicity. Aug 4, 2017 Brain Tumors in Childhood Cancer Survivors Reveal Radiation-Induced Mutations Mar 7, 2017 Serum MicroRNA Signature Reflects Radiation Exposure, Lethality Premium Oct 5, 2016 BARDA Awards DxTerity Diagnostics $150M Contract for Radiation Exposure Test Sep 13, 2016 Secondary Malignancies Reveal Radiation-Associated Mutation Signatures Feb 19, 2015 DxTerity, Duke Partnership Wins $10.4M BARDA Extension for Biodosimeter Development Jun 19, 2014 NIAID Pledges $21M for Radiation Countermeasures; Seeks Biomarkers, Dx Tools Jun 12, 2014 ASU's Biodesign Institute Enters Phase Two of Radiation Dosimeter Project Using Life Tech Platform Premium Jun 3, 2014 Biodesign Institute Partners with Thermo Fisher on $9M BARDA Contract for Radiation Exposure MDx Aug 15, 2013 NSBRI Partnering with NASA to Fund Space Radiation Research Institute Aug 12, 2013 FDA Awards Wyss Institute $5.6M for Organs-on-Chips Technology in Assessing Radiation Sickness Countermeasures Feb 27, 2013 Mouse Study Reveals Radiation Exposure-Related Blood MicroRNA Profiles Jan 17, 2013 ASU Biodesign Institute Using Life Tech qPCR Systems to Develop Radiation Exposure Assay Premium Jan 16, 2013 ASU Partners with Life Technologies to Develop Gene Expression Test for Radiation Exposure May 14, 2012 PositiveID Subsidiary Partners with U. of Nevada for Radiation Detection Technology Feb 29, 2012 Courtagen Developing Assay for Avaxia's Radiation Therapy Oct 24, 2011 Caliper, DxTerity Partner on Assays for LabChip Dx Platform Oct 6, 2011 Biodesign Institute, Partners Continue Work on BARDA-funded Gene Expression Test Breaking News Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Pacific Biosciences, SomaLogic, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Amoy Diagnostics, Akoya Biosciences, Congenica, Lucence In Brief This Week: BGI, Gencove, Cepheid, Biocartis, Biognosys, Co-Diagnostics, More Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme Pacific Biosciences Outlines Progress on Short-Read Sequencing at JPM, Partners With Canexia Health The Scan Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate. Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council. Across the Hall Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports. Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.