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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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.