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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to provide $21 million next year to support a network of research centers that will develop medical countermeasures, including biomarkers and diagnostics tools, for radiological or nuclear emergencies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A multi-institution research collaborative led by scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has entered into the second phase of a government-funded project to develop a qPCR-based multi-gene expression assay to rapidly assess an individual's exposure to

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arizona State University's Bioedesign Institute today said that it is partnering with Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Sciences Solutions business on a US government-funded contract to develop molecular diagnostics for radiation exposure.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Space Biomedical Research Institute said yesterday that it plans to fund a center that will use a range of omics-based approaches to study the effects of space radiation on humans.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that it has awarded Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering a $5.6 million contract to assess medical countermeasures for treating radiation sickness using Wyss' organs-on-chips t

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MicroRNA markers in the blood may hold promise as a means of predicting ill health effects following exposure to ionizing radiation, according to a PLOS One study based on

Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute said today that it will collaborate with Life Technologies to develop a real-time PCR-based platform to rapidly assess an individual's exposure to radiation in the event of a nuclear incident.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute today announced a partnership with Life Technologies to develop a gene expression test to rapidly assess an individual's exposure to radiation in the event of a nuclear incident.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PositiveID said today that its subsidiary MicroFluidic Systems is partnering with the University of Nevada to complete development of PositiveID's biodosimetry cartridge for measuring radiation levels.

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At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.

The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.

Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.