US Army 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. BioFire Boosts BioMerieux Q1 Revenues; Biodefense Contract on Hold due to Focus Dx Legal Protest Premium NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — BioMérieux said this week that its first quarter revenues increased 3 percent year over year but 8 percent when including sales from recent acquisition BioFire Diagnostics and at constant exchange rates. 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 Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.