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 SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concerns Evolved to Modify Host Immune Response, Multiomics Study Shows People in the News at GA4GH, Mercy BioAnalytics, Deepcell, One Biosciences New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Clinical Microbiomics, Integra Biosciences, DNAstack, Bruker Angolan Namib Desert Population Analysis Uncovers New Ancestry Group With Deep Divergence Cedars-Sinai Sets Up $25M Single Cell Precision Medicine Center The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.