SEATTLE (AP) — The first known case of the coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa has surfaced in King County, and 19 additional cases of the variant first found in the UK have been...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is scrambling to expand DNA mapping of coronavirus samples taken from patients to identify potentially deadlier mutations that are starting to spread around the...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Scientists in South Africa are urgently testing to see if the vaccines for COVID-19 will be effective against the country's variant virus.
PHOENIX (AP) — At least 11 people infected with COVID-19 traveled to Arizona and passed the disease to others, starting local transmission chains that seeded the state's earliest coronavirus...
PHOENIX (AP) — A man associated with Arizona State University who was one of the first people in the United States to test positive for the then-new coronavirus in January does not appear to have...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The federal government has awarded about $2.8 million to a Maine science lab for projects that will focus on genetics.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Gov. John Bel Edwards say three New Orleans biotech start-ups are expanding and will bring 135 high-paying jobs to the area.
CORVALIS, Ore. (AP) — The Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Cancer diagnostic companies Exact Sciences and Genomic Health are combining in a $2.8 billion a cash-and-stock deal.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An operator of hospitals and clinics began offering free DNA testing on Wednesday to 10,000 Floridians in a partnership with a private genomics company. Some biomedical...
WASHINGTON (AP) — From his eyes to his immune system, astronaut Scott Kelly's body sometimes reacted strangely to nearly a year in orbit, at least compared to his Earth-bound identical twin — but...
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A team of Washington State University researchers is hoping to take a bite out of the gluten-free market by creating a variety of wheat with disease-fighting enymzes baked...
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — The National Science Foundation is providing $6 million to a Maine ocean science lab to help develop new genetic research technologies.
The money is going to Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, which says the new effort will launch next week with a goal of unlocking the genomic data of microscopic organisms that play a role in the world's climate.
SEATTLE (AP) — A new scientific effort will sequence the genomes of critically endangered Pacific Northwest orcas to better understand their genetics and potentially find ways to save them from extinction.
The collaboration announced Thursday involves scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Center, the nonprofit Nature Conservancy and BGI, a global genomics company.
LONDON (AP) — John Sulston, a Nobel Prize-winning British scientist who helped decode the human genome, has died. He was 75.
The Wellcome Sanger Institute, the successor to the cutting-edge genomic research center he once founded and directed, confirmed Friday that Sulston had died but did not say when or give the cause of death.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pediatric genetics nonprofit in California proved it could sequence a whole genome in a world-record time of 19.5 hours.
LONDON (AP) — Two major drugs companies will set up new research facilities in Britain that will bring 1,750 jobs, the government said Monday as it unveiled plans to boost the country's sagging productivity after Brexit.
U.S. drug-maker Merck, known internationally as MSD, will open a research hub in London, creating 950 jobs, the government said. The company said it was aiming for a 2020 opening date for the site, which will be home to 150 research scientists and 800 other staff.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some of the country's most promising biotech firms think Connecticut has the right economic DNA to support their businesses.
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is hosting a national conference to explore the ethics of genomic research.
The three-day conference will open on Monday at the UConn Health and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington.
As science makes advances in mapping the genome, questions have arisen about what access people should have to information that could tell them such things as if someone is susceptible to a disease.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut State College and Universities system has formalized a partnership with The Jackson Laboratory to train and prepare students for careers in bioscience and biotechnology.
The two entities are forming the Genomics Workforce Institute, which will promote professional development, curriculum development and faculty collaboration while providing hands-on training and direct access to potential employers for students.
Fabian V. Filipp, University of California, Merced
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the country, is partnering with the flagship hospital of the Miami Children's Health System to sequence the genes of nearly 1,000 Latinos and Hispanics in order to better understand the health needs of the populations.
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix biosciences company Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen, has become a unit of California-based City of Hope.
The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/2gVSVRR ) that TGen will maintain its lab and headquarters at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus but is now a subsidiary of the California health care provider.
Neither company revealed financial terms of the deal.