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A £4 million donation from an anonymous private US donor will allow scientists to hunt for a surgical cure for age-related macular degeneration using human embryonic stem cells. The London Project to Cure AMD is a collaboration between the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and the University of Sheffield.

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.