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News on research grants, RFPs, government funding trends in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

Apatagen is developing the aptamer-based test to diagnose human carriers of pork tapeworm and prevent neurocysticercosis, which causes adult-onset epilepsy.

The companies are developing a blood-based assay for differentiating lung cancer from benign disease in patients testing positive in low-dose CT screens.

The grants were awarded through the organization's Diagnostic Accelerator, a partnership between the charity and various philanthropic partners.

The Dutch companies will use sequencing- and machine learning-based methods to quantify genomic instability-causing mutations in blood cells.

Called Ion, the system combines low magnification, high-resolution imaging with a proprietary image analysis algorithm for rapid pathogen detection.