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Rockefeller Donates Record $100M to Rockefeller University; Genomic Research to Benefit

NEW YORK, June 10 (GenomeWeb News) - David Rockefeller, honorary chairman and life trustee of the University's Board of Trustees, has pledged $100 million to the University, the largest gift in its history, the school said today.


The gift will enable the university to expand its research "in areas such as genomics," as well as stem-cell research, aging, neurology, according to Russell Carson, chairman of the university's Board of Trustees.

The school will use $30 million of the gift to help support its newly named David Rockefeller Graduate Program. Additionally, $70 million of the gift will go to help the school restore some of its lab buildings and to support research on the North side of the University's campus.

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.