The lowest projected cost, the biggest incentive package, the farthest-flung coalition of allies, and a shrewd strategy that tied the project to an existing academic and commercial base of similar research paid off for Kansas last week, as the Department of Homeland Security chose the Sunflower State over four other states as its preferred site for its planned $451 million National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility.
 

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.