NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - US Health and Human Services secretary Tommy Thompson announced yesterday that grants totaling $350 million over five years had been awarded to establish eight Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases at institutions across the country.
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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.
Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.
In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.
Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.