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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vanderbilt University said that it has been awarded a cooperative agreement for up to $16.5 million to develop mass spectrometry-based methods to determine the effect of toxic agents on human cells.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A research team at the University of Colorado, Boulder has received $14.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a system that will use microfluidics and mass spectrometry to determine how drugs and biological or chemical agents affect hu

A public-private research team spearheaded by GE Global Research and the University of Washington is six months into a $9.6 million, 18-month grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an integrated, handheld molecular diagnostic platform for use at the p

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In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.

Researchers have found a rare carbapenem resistance gene on a US pig farm, NBC News reports.

New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.

NIH Director Francis Collins has selected a retired Army major general and cardiologist for the CEO spot at the agency's embattled Clinical Center.