DARPA 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. DARPA Programs Leveraging Host-Response Testing, CRISPR for Future Pandemic Preparedness Premium DARPA program managers said they are developing different testing modalities that are crucially linked in their objective to facilitate more comprehensive and faster testing. DNA Script Preparing Launch of Benchtop Enzymatic Synthesizer for 'DNA on Demand' Premium The Syntax instrument, available later this year, will initially be able to make batches of 96 oligos of 60-mer length at a time with same-day turnaround. Mammoth Biosciences Taking Lead Role in DARPA-Funded Development of Pathogen Detection Tech Premium The company's DETECTR disease detection platform will be used to help develop the technology and optimize the CRISPR enzymes used in the point-of-care device. 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 Mar 3, 2014 Vanderbilt Team Gets up to $16.5M to Develop Mass Spec Methods to Detect Toxic Agent Effects Jan 29, 2014 UC-Boulder Wins $14.6M DARPA Contract for Integrated Microfluidic, Mass Spec Tech Aug 15, 2013 U of Washington, GE Spearhead Effort to Develop Isothermal Amplification-based MDx for Point of Care Premium Load More Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.