Flush with $31 million in funding from the National Human Genome Research Institute, four researchers will be following up on putative disease-related SNPs identified through genome-wide association studies. These scientists will be examining the prevalence of common disease SNPs in different, already existing epidemiological cohorts to see if they are still linked to disease in general populations.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

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