EPA BioSpyder Wins High-Throughput Toxicology Screening Contract From EPA The Carlsbad, California-based company said that the contract — its third with the EPA — has a potential value of $25 million over five years. Long Time to Recover The New York Times looks into the waning influence of science on US governmental policy-making. Use the Best The editors of six major scientific journals criticize a rule proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency, Science News reports. 'Transparency' Rule Proposed New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports. Closed, Again The partial federal government shutdown in the US affects a number of science agencies, ScienceInsider reports. Jul 23, 2012 Expression Analysis Lands $27M EPA ToxCast Contract Jan 31, 2012 BioSeek Extends ToxCast Participation Apr 8, 2011 Tox21 Prepares to Launch Phase II of Chemical Screening Effort Dec 7, 2010 Caliper Gets Remaining Compounds for ToxCast Screening Nov 18, 2010 NIEHS Funds Children's Epigenomics Studies Jul 20, 2010 FDA Joins NIH and EPA in Tox21 Effort May 14, 2010 Caliper Gets $2.9M Task Order from EPA Feb 11, 2010 IP Update: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Sample Prep, and Nucleic Acid Amplification: Feb 11, 2010 Premium Oct 20, 2009 EcoArray Launches Services Arm, Preps Agilent-Made Arrays for Environmental Testing Premium Sep 4, 2009 Mass. Draft Greenhouse-Gas Regs Exclude Renewable Biomass; Foes Predict Pain for Biotechs Premium Jul 21, 2009 EPA Taps Cellumen for Second Phase of Toxcast Program Jun 30, 2009 BioSeek to Continue in ToxCast Program Apr 28, 2009 New Centers Join Children's Genes, Environment Study Mar 26, 2009 More Genomics in EPA's Future Mar 23, 2009 RTP Foundation, Marking 50th Anniversary, Will Add Biofuel Shops as Tenants, Insider Says Premium Mar 20, 2009 EPA Presents Phase I ToxCast Data for First Time, Extends Acea's Participation for One Year Premium Mar 19, 2009 Caliper Contract with EPA Could Bring in $3M in 2009 Mar 9, 2009 EPA to Use Agilent Mass Specs to ID PFC in Environment Feb 17, 2009 Short Reads: Feb 17, 2009 Premium Breaking News GenXys, Helix Partner to Provide Clinical Decision Support for PGx Testing Persephone Biosciences, Janssen Biotech Ink Biomarker Discovery Agreement Personal Genome Diagnostics, Cleveland Clinic Join Forces to Advance Liquid Biopsy PhenoTips Raises C$2.5M in Seed Funding Fauna Bio Raises $9M in Seed Money Phosphorus Wins Conditional New York State Approval for GeneCompass Consumer Test The Scan Two J&J Doses Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports. Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post. Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics. PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.