US Air Force

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sanford-Burhnam Medical research Institute said today it has received a grant from the US Department of the Air Force to use cell-based assays to study the potential toxicity of large collections of chemicals.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Air Force is providing $3.2 million to the Duke Center for Personalized and Precision Medicine to conduct research into diabetes and heart disease.

The Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative has launched a longitudinal genomics study in which researchers will provide genetic testing to 2,000 active duty healthcare providers serving in the US Air Force Medical Service to gauge their susceptibility for a variety of diseas

The Air Force will provide the company with the funds to further develop its system for on-site detection of numerous pathogens.

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.