DARPA IDbyDNA Nabs Additional Funding for Gene Editing Dx, Biosurveillance Tech In collaboration with other firms, IDbyDNA is using precision metagenomics to develop a next-generation device for diagnostic testing of emerging infectious diseases. Broad Institute, Collaborators Eye CRISPR Panel to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Respiratory Viruses Premium The group has developed a panel to detect SARS-CoV-2, other coronaviruses, and influenza A and B that also identified and differentiated six variant lineages. Lander, Collins Offer Vision for Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health ARPA-H was proposed by President Joe Biden as an entity within the NIH focused on breakthroughs for the prevention, detection, and treatment of diseases. DNA Script Wins $5M From DARPA to Work With Moderna on Vaccine, Therapeutics Manufacturing Platform The firm will use its enzymatic nucleic acid synthesis platform to help develop a rapid manufacturing platform for mRNA therapeutics and vaccines. Using CRISPR-Chip Technology, Cardea Bio Aims to Develop Lab-Free Multi-Omic Technology Premium The company showed that its chip can detect SNPs in models of sickle-cell disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, without the need for DNA amplification. Mar 24, 2021 DARPA Programs Leveraging Host-Response Testing, CRISPR for Future Pandemic Preparedness Premium Mar 18, 2021 DNA Script Preparing Launch of Benchtop Enzymatic Synthesizer for 'DNA on Demand' Premium Jan 15, 2021 Mammoth Biosciences Taking Lead Role in DARPA-Funded Development of Pathogen Detection Tech Premium Jan 14, 2021 DARPA Awards $36.7M to Six Organizations for Gene Editing-Based Dx, Biosurveillance Tech Jul 20, 2020 Duality Wins $1M DARPA Contract to Research COVID-19 Genomic Susceptibility May 21, 2020 Genomic, Synthetic Bio Platforms Power COVID-19 Antibody Discovery at Vanderbilt Lab Premium Sep 20, 2019 INanoBio Nabs $5.4M From DARPA for Silicon Nanopore Sequencer Development Premium Aug 27, 2019 Fluidigm, Mount Sinai Partner to Detect Epigenetic Markers of WMD Exposure Jul 24, 2019 DARPA Awards ASU $38.8M to Build Epigenetic-Based Device to Measure WMD Exposure Jun 13, 2019 Mount Sinai Gets $27.8M DARPA Grant for Epigenetic Tech to Measure WMD Exposure Apr 12, 2018 Ginkgo Bioworks, Transcriptic Awarded $9.5M DARPA Contract Jul 20, 2017 UC Riverside Team Wins $14.9M DARPA Grant for Genetic Mosquito Control Research Apr 3, 2017 At AACR, Researchers Discuss Implementing AI to Understand and Analyze Cancer Samples Premium Feb 22, 2017 Ceres Wins $750K DARPA Grant to Develop Zika, Pathogens Tests Oct 19, 2016 DARPA to Fund Research on Controlling, Inhibiting, and Reversing Genome Editing Premium Sep 25, 2015 Broad Institute-MIT Partnership Nabs $32M DARPA Contract Jun 23, 2015 Wyss Institute 'Organ-on-Chip' to Power DARPA-Funded Microbiome Study, Janssen Drug-Response Testing Premium Jun 17, 2015 DARPA Grants Wyss Institute Researchers up to $4.7M for Gut Microbiome Research Sep 24, 2014 Scripps Reels in $7.9M from DARPA for 'Artificial Immune System' Technologies May 27, 2014 Synthetic DNA Firm Twist Bio Raises $26M, Wins $5.1M DARPA Contract Load More Breaking News Imaging Mass Cytometry Discovers Tumor Microenvironment Features Predicting Lung Cancer Outcomes Metastatic Tumor Subtypes Found With Expression Profiling GenomeWeb Top 40 up 4 Percent in January, Following Broader Upswing LumiraDx Receives Notice From Nasdaq Over Missed Listing Requirement Sherlock Biosciences to Acquire Sense Biodetection The Scan Study Links Evolution of Longevity, Social Organization in Mammals With the help of comparative phylogenetics and transcriptomics, researchers in Nature Communications see ties between lifespan and social organization in mammals. Tumor Microenvironment Immune Score Provides Immunotherapy Response, Prognostic Insights Using multiple in situ analyses and RNA sequence data, researchers in eBioMedicine have developed a score associated with immunotherapy response or survival. CRISPR-Based Method for Finding Cancer-Associated Exosomal MicroRNAs in Blood A team from China presents in ACS Sensors a liposome-mediated membrane fusion strategy for detecting miRNAs carried in exosomes in the blood with a CRISPR-mediated reporter system. Drug Response Variants May Be Distinct in Somatic, Germline Samples Based on variants from across 21 drug response genes, researchers in The Pharmacogenomics Journal suspect that tumor-only DNA sequences may miss drug response clues found in the germline.