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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.

The scientists will use gut-on-a-chip technology to develop probiotics that can sense and respond to pathogenic microbes that have made their way into a person's GI  system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute's campuses in California and Florida have received $7.9 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to create an "artificial immune system," or molecular libraries and compounds that can be used to detect and neutr

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic DNA manufacturing firm Twist Bioscience today announced it has raised $26 million in a Series B financing round and received a $5.1 million federal grant to further develop the company's technology platform.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.