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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Emory University will use a $5.5 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to create a new National Center for Functional Glycomics that will house a range of glycosciences research, Emory said today.

The funding will cover NCFG operations for five years and will support studies that explore the molecular mechanisms of glycan recognition by proteins that are important in human biology or disease, Emory said.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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