UK scientists have found seven new genes associated with prostate cancer, the BBC says.  Publishing a study in Nature Genetics, The Institute of Cancer Research's Rosalind Eeles and colleagues scanned 10,000 men from the UK and Australia in a genome-wide association study to find the risk factors.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

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