NHGRI 2020 Genomic Innovator Awards

NHGRI 2020 Genomic Innovator Awards

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarding Genomic Innovator Awards to nine institutions to support the research of 12 early career scientists in the field of genomics. The awards total up to $27 million over five years, subject to the availability of funds. The Genomic Innovator … Read more

The U.S. Department Of Defense Launches An AI Predictive Health Initiative

The U.S. Department Of Defense Launches An AI Predictive Health Initiative

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Innovation Unit is bringing together the best of commercially available artificial intelligence (AI) technology and the DOD’s vast cache of archived medical data to teach computers how to identify cancers and other medical irregularities. The result will be new tools medical professionals can use to more accurately and more … Read more

What Is Genome Editing?

What Is Genome Editing?

Genome editing, also called gene editing, is a cluster of technologies allowing scientists the ability to change an organism’s DNA. The technologies around gene editing allow genetic material to be added, removed, or altered at particular locations in the genome. Several approaches to genome editing have been developed. A recent one is known as CRISPR-Cas9, … Read more

Reflecting On The U.S. Defense Assessment Of Synthetic Biology From 2013

Reflecting On The U.S. Defense Assessment Of Synthetic Biology From 2013

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has a keen interest in developments in the field of synthetic biology. Defense Applications & Opportunities The DoD started focusing on synthetic biology in 2013. Since then, its capabilities have grown substantially. The following represents the foundational plans DoD developed in 2013 when the field was just emerging, as … Read more

Why Synthetic Genomics Inc Is The Original Synthetic Biology Company

Why Synthetic Genomics Inc Is The Original Synthetic Biology Company

Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI) is a private company based in La Jolla, California that develops genomic-driven solutions to address global energy and environmental challenges. The company started synthesizing and programing DNA in 2005, long before CRISPR technology greatly improved gene editing techniques. In some ways, the company’s activities appear to be like a sandpit for … Read more

Here’s What Microsoft Is Doing To Defeat COVID-19

Here’s What Microsoft Is Doing To Defeat COVID-19

Last month, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp. (Nasdaq: ADPT) launched ImmuneCODE with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) to begin sharing one of the largest, most detailed views of the immune response to COVID-19 in real time based on de-identified data generated from thousands of COVID-19 blood samples from patients around the globe. The open database contains detailed information … Read more