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NIH Begins Large-Scale Precision Nutrition Study

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National Institutes of Health awarded new funds for academic and industry labs to develop algorithms for predicting individual responses to food and nutrition. . . . → Read More: NIH Begins Large-Scale Precision Nutrition Study

Genetics Help Control Dangerous Insects

Advances in genetics are providing communities, businesses, and homeowners with new tools for controlling harmful insects. . . . → Read More: Genetics Help Control Dangerous Insects

Biotech, AI Company Partner on Covid-19 Alert System

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A developer of Covid-19 vaccines and an artificial intelligence company are building a system to quickly detect dangerous SARS-CoV-2 variants. . . . → Read More: Biotech, AI Company Partner on Covid-19 Alert System

Biotech Partners on Gene Editing Tech in $1.35B Deal

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A biotechnology company is making its precise gene editing technology available to drug maker Pfizer for rare diseases, in a deal valued at $1.35 billion. . . . → Read More: Biotech Partners on Gene Editing Tech in $1.35B Deal

Sanofi Partners in $5.3B Precision Drug Discovery Deal

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A company using artificial intelligence to design drugs for personalized treatments is partnering with drug maker Sanofi in a deal valued at $5.3 billion. . . . → Read More: Sanofi Partners in $5.3B Precision Drug Discovery Deal

Optogenetics Start-Up Raises $6M for Retinal Therapy

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A new company developing a therapy using light-sensitive proteins for treating an inherited eye disorder is raising $6 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Optogenetics Start-Up Raises $6M for Retinal Therapy

FDA Clears Rapid At-Home Covid-19 Test

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The Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency authorization to a quick diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 viruses, conducted at home. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Rapid At-Home Covid-19 Test

Foundation Backing Expanded Pandemic Surveillance

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A population genomics company is receiving foundation support for expanding its detailed surveillance of respiratory disease outbreaks in the U.S. . . . → Read More: Foundation Backing Expanded Pandemic Surveillance

Engineered Chickpea with Increased Protein Unveiled

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An agricultural biotechnology company is introducing genetically altered chickpeas with much higher protein content than today’s varieties. . . . → Read More: Engineered Chickpea with Increased Protein Unveiled

Saliva Test IDs Early Oral Cancer Signature

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An analysis is shown to identify characteristic patterns found in microbial communities in saliva indicating early stages of oral and throat cancer. . . . → Read More: Saliva Test IDs Early Oral Cancer Signature