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Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Columbia University screened more than 2,800 compounds in 61 Plasmodium falciparum lines, identifying potential anti-malarial agents and using genetic approaches to find loci related to treatment response differences in the malaria parasite.

The research will seek to discover the genetic causes for the malaria parasite's ability to develop drug resistance.

The institute has committed $4 million to fund research on genomic and other biomarkers for radiation injuries.

A new grant program will fund development of multiplexed diagnostics for swiftly identifying high priority pathogens and toxins.

The company will use the Phase II NIAID grant to develop flu diagnostic technologies based on University of Colorado technologies.

The long-term goal of the project is to develop a single test for detecting an array of STDs and UTIs using Rheonix's fully automated point-of-care molecular diagnostic platform, called CARD.

The Genomics of Transplantation Cooperative Research Program will give $4 million next year to research aimed at identifying genetic variants linked to immune system responses to transplants and grafts.

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked questions of Craig Venter, Anthony Fauci, and others as it sought explanations of the technology and discussed ethical implications and oversight of the burgeoning field.

One of roughly 20,000 blood-feeding insects and ticks, the common bed bug — Cimex lectalarius — has developed a system of salivary proteins to battle its hosts’ hemostasis response, a look at which provides insight into the evolution of the blood-feeding mechanism.

The institute plans to fund development of new technologies for understanding NHP major histocompatibility complex genes for use in research that could apply to humans.


At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.

The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.

Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.