US Army LexaGene, US Army to Test Automated Pathogen Detection System for Biothreats The RT-PCR system was developed for veterinary diagnostic and food safety applications but is being tested for human pathogens under the cooperative R&D agreement. Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Spread Common in Close Quarters, US Military Studies Suggest Research teams saw a significant number of SARS-CoV-2 infections during an aircraft carrier outbreak and in Marine recruits undergoing strict quarantine. HIV, SIV Protection Associated With Post-Vaccination Gene Expression Signature Analyzing blood transcriptome profiles for non-human primates, researchers narrowed in on a B cell gene expression signature that appears to coincide with protection from SIV, SHIV, or HIV. More to Do The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents. What's in This Tube, Again? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the handling of samples at four Department of Defense labs, the New York Times reports. Apr 24, 2014 BioFire Boosts BioMerieux Q1 Revenues; Biodefense Contract on Hold due to Focus Dx Legal Protest Premium Apr 17, 2013 Vermillion Inks CRADA with Army to Evaluate OVA1 Mar 28, 2013 BioFire Diagnostics Wins Contract from US Army to Develop FilmArray Biothreat Detection System Premium Feb 6, 2013 IP Watch: LLNL, U of California, Quest Dx, and Bio-Rad Among US Patent Winners Premium May 2, 2012 IP Watch: Cepheid, Illumina, DxNA, BioMerieux, Others Win US Patents Premium Mar 8, 2012 IP Watch: Qiagen, Penn State, and US Army Win US Patents Premium Oct 20, 2011 Akonni, CUBRC Win US Army Contract for Biothreat Detection Sample Prep Premium Oct 18, 2011 Akonni Biosystems, CUBRC Gets $774K Grant for Sample Prep System Oct 12, 2011 IntegenX, Northrop Grumman Get Army Contract for Development of DNA Identification Platform Jul 12, 2011 US Army Awards ADA $70K to Develop 'Lab-on-a-Chip' Technology Jun 10, 2011 FDA Approves Leishmaniasis PCR Test Developed by US Army, Cepheid - Update Jun 9, 2011 FDA Approves Leishmaniasis PCR Test Developed by US Army, Cepheid Premium Jun 2, 2011 Sage-N Research, US Army Center to Commercialize Platform for Microorganism ID Jan 4, 2011 IP Watch: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: Jan 4, 2011 Premium Dec 13, 2010 Children's Hospital Los Angeles Research Receives $1M from US Army Jul 1, 2010 Army Lab Releases Software That Designs Real-Time PCR Signatures to ID Pathogens Premium Apr 15, 2010 Idaho Tech Wins US Army Contract to Develop Flu Tests on Portable PCR Platform Premium Feb 16, 2010 IP Update: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Sample Prep, and Nucleic Acid Amplification: Feb 16, 2010 Premium Mar 2, 2009 Mass. to Use $2.5M of Life-Sci Act to Give Younger Researchers Leg-Up in Industry Premium Breaking News At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Northeastern University SARS-CoV-2 Test FDA Revises SARS-CoV-2 Test Emergency Use Authorization Requirements to Account for Variants Geisinger Wins $5M NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Genetic Diagnostic Tool Second Genome, Virginia Commonwealth University Partner on NASH Biomarker Discovery The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.