DARPA

The award expands an existing collaboration between the firms for automated organism design.

University of Washington researchers are collecting pictures from people to encode in DNA to explore its use as data storage device, Wired reports.

DARPA is funding some $100 million in gene drive research, according to the Guardian.

The group will study the potential risks and benefits of using CRISPR/Cas9 to develop gene drive systems for control and manipulation of mosquito populations.

The amount of cancer data being generated is driving researchers to develop artificial intelligence and deep machine-learning methods to help them keep up.

The company will use the funds to work in collaboration with George Mason University to apply its technology to detecting viruses in non-invasive samples.

A DARPA program is encouraging the development of ways to deal with gene drives that have gone awry, Scientific American reports.

The agency says the Safe Genes program will help provide the genome editing field with tools to safely pursue research and to get out in front of new threats. 

The Foundry is developing genetic engineering technology that can be applied on a scale not possible with current methods.

Two new projects announced last week will showcase organ-on-chip technology developed at the Wyss Institute.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.