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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — PositiveID and Ensco have been awarded a SenseNet Program contract for an undisclosed amount from the US Department of the Interior on behalf of the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, Positive ID said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OpGen today announced a collaboration with In-Q-Tel to develop a high-throughput sequence and genome mapping pipeline for microbial genome analysis.

Quanterix said this week that it has received an investment of an undisclosed amount from In-Q-Tel, a non-profit investment firm that delivers technology to the US intelligence community.

Idaho Technology said this week that its Razor EX BioThreat Detection System has received approval and certification as an AOAC performance-tested method for detecting Bacillus anthracis spores collected from the air on filter or liquid matrices.

Northrop Grumman received the award under the BioWatch Gen-3 System Performance Demonstration Contract, and said that the contract could be worth up to $37 million over three years.

The company will use the funds primarily to increase the sensitivity of its Pincer protein detection assay and to complete development of a six-protein biomarker panel for cardiovascular disease, said a company official.

The firm's device utilizes SNP chips to verify identity and kinship.

The legislation would protect companies that either base their corporate headquarters in Georgia, employ over 200 workers in manufacturing or research and development in the state, or have their principal place of research and development in Georgia.

Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.