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. US Army-led Group Uncovers Immune Variants Mediating HIV Vaccine Response Investigators at the Walter Reed Army Institute and elsewhere identified human leukocyte antigen variants with ties to enhanced or diminished HIV vaccine protection. Biomatrica Wins $1M Grant to Create Biobank Prototype for US Army NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Biomatrica has received a $1 million grant to develop a blueprint and functional prototype of an ambient temperature biobank for the US Army. 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 SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concerns Evolved to Modify Host Immune Response, Multiomics Study Shows People in the News at GA4GH, Mercy BioAnalytics, Deepcell, One Biosciences New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Clinical Microbiomics, Integra Biosciences, DNAstack, Bruker Angolan Namib Desert Population Analysis Uncovers New Ancestry Group With Deep Divergence Cedars-Sinai Sets Up $25M Single Cell Precision Medicine Center The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.