NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Human Genome Research Institute has fired up the second phase of its Encyclopedia of DNA Elements project by doling out $80 million in new grants over four years in hopes of building a “parts list of biologically functional elements” in the entire human genome.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.
Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.
Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.
In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.