Innovate UK

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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – QuantuMDx said today that it has received a £1 million ($1.6 million) grant from the UK government's Technology Strategy Board to fund a project to develop a rapid test for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.