NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome Canada recently determined that it will not fund the next stage of the International Regulome Consortium, leaving the project C$18 million ($14.4 million) short of its anticipated budget.

The IRC is an international effort aimed at understanding the genetic circuit board that controls stem cell development. Nearly 40 research centers in a dozen countries, including centers in the US, UK, Europe, Australia, and Singapore, are participating in the project.

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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.