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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Cancer Genome Atlas project will receive a total of $275 million over the next two years to fund genomic mapping of more than 20 types of cancer.

The $175 million in ARRA funding announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama will be buttressed by an additional $100 million from the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.