NEW YORK, Dec 15 – The Lilly Endowment has awarded a $105 million grant, its largest single gift ever, to Indiana University’s Genomics Initiative, the university said Friday.

The initiative will build on existing resources at the IU School of Medicine and will expand the university’s supercomputer system. There are no plans to build a dedicated facility to house the initiative, although the university plans to expand and renovate some existing research facilities.

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The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.