Innovate UK

The British company has announced the results of two studies showcasing the ability of its EpiSwitch platform to diagnose and stage breast cancer and ALS patients.

The firm has secured rights to use CRISPR in cell lines for biomanufacturing and will work with Solentim to increase editing throughput while decreasing costs.

The partners plan to develop a computational platform that automates pipelines and processes for biomarker discovery, drug recovery and repositioning, and more.

The national program to set up local innovation hubs will collaborate with regional experts in government, academia, and the healthcare industry.

The company is developing a search application that will allow users to explore genomic datasets without accessing sensitive information.

The consortium comprises Oxford BioDynamics,OxfordUniversityresearchers, and Chronos Therapeutics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Horizon Discovery Group today announced it and life sciences measurement and testing firm LGC have received a £360,224 ($612,000) research grant to develop novel reference standard materials for clinical diagnostics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government and economic development organizations in Scotland and Northern Ireland plan to invest up to £2.8 million ($4.6 million) to fund small businesses pursuing feasibility research projects, including those involving various omics and bioinformatics techno

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Enigma Diagnostics today announced a second grant from the UK's Technology Strategy Board to further develop the company's multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) test on its Enigma Mini Laboratory system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Several UK government bodies plan to award up to £3.8 million ($6.1 million) in competitive grants to fund industry-led research and development projects to advance synthetic biology technologies, according to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.