The Wall Street Journal had an article yesterday on an anticipated announcement from Intel and Microsoft for "plans to fund research on new programming techniques," particularly in regards to multicore chips. According to the article, more than 20 institutions submitted proposals and the winning one came from the University of California, Berkeley. The funding is "expected to total $2 million annually for five years," the story says.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

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In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.