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NCI and NHGRI agreed to commit $50 million apiece for a pilot cancer genome project that will attempt to collect and analyze all genetic mutations found in human cancers. The pilot project may take up to three years and will begin in 2006.


The new 230,000-square-foot building to house the Broad Institute is scheduled to be completed in January, and researchers should be moved in by April. The facility is located in the heart of Kendall Square.


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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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