DARPA 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. 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. 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 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 Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.