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DNA Sequencing Nanopores

Nanopores to Enhance Speed of DNA Sequencing

Gene-based personalized medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming DNA-sequencing process. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at … [Read More]

Biodefense and Influenza Vaccines

High-Dose Flu Vaccine More Effective in Elderly

High-dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and over against influenza illness and its complications, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published this week in the … [Read More]

DARPA BRICS Synthetic Biology Program

DARPA Synthetic Biology BAA Released

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) this week issued a new Broad Agency Announcement in support of the Biological Robustness in Complex Settings (BRICS) program. DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to … [Read More]