NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cardiff University in Wales has established a new center to study the genetic underpinnings of mental illnesses, and said that it will be funded with over £4 million ($6.6 million) from sources within the UK and from its own coffers.

The Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics will conduct studies seeking risk genes for brain diseases and finding ways to use those genes, and will develop collaborations, fund bioinformatics, and establish a new PhD program.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.