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The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues recommended that federal agencies oversee some areas of synthetic biology — including regulation, product licensing, and funding — in order to protect the public from potential risks and to keep research efforts from being stifled.

Fox Chase Cancer Center aims to raise $30 million during the next six years for its new Cancer Genome Institute, which will be dedicated to cancer genome sequencing. Fox Chase is working with Navigenics' Dietrich Stephan to create the center.

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In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.

Researchers have found a rare carbapenem resistance gene on a US pig farm, NBC News reports.

New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.

NIH Director Francis Collins has selected a retired Army major general and cardiologist for the CEO spot at the agency's embattled Clinical Center.