Ohio's Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine said last week that it has received $5 million from the state's Third Frontier Commission to help it develop and eventually commercialize stem-cell inventions from its partner institutions.

The CSCRM will use the three-year grant, which was awarded under the Third Frontier's Research and Commercialization Program, to fund nine new research projects this year and at least eight in coming years, a CSCRM official said this week.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.