Construction on the £500 million UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation has been approved, reports Nature's The Great Beyond. The multi-disciplinary UKCMRI will employ about 1,250 scientists and is being led by Nobel Prize winner Paul Nurse.
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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.
Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.
Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.
British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.