NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will use $16 million in stimulus funding to work with the University of Washington and Group Health Research Institute in conducting comparative effectiveness research for cancer.

The cancer center also said that it has received over $40 million in total stimulus funding for 60 research grants, with some of those supporting 'omics studies.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

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