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The National Human Genome Research Institute awarded $57 million in grants to 10 projects under its modENCODE Project, which aims to study the functional elements in the genomes of the model organisms Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans. Recipients include Steven Henikoff, Gary Karpen, Eric Lai, Jason Lieb, David MacAlpine, Fabio Piano, Michael Snyder, Robert Waterston, and Kevin White.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

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