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Yes, But How?

While an advisory panel has recommended changes to Australia's biomedical research program, including an increase in public sector investment, ScienceInsider notes that the Australian government is considering freezing research grants as part of its austerity measures. The panel suggests that the national, state, and territory governments should devote 3 percent of their health spending on research as well as advance clinical trials and public health research and support the development of personalized medicine, among other initiatives, ScienceInsider adds.

"It's clear the review panel have got the message that there are things to be fixed," Darren Saunders, a cancer biologist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, tells The Conversation. "The big question is how it will be implemented — that's going to be the real challenge."

The Scan

Suicidal Ideation-Linked Loci Identified Using Million Veteran Program Data

Researchers in PLOS Genetics identify risk variants within and across ancestry groups with a genome-wide association study involving veterans with or without a history of suicidal ideation.

Algorithm Teases Out Genetic Ancestry in Individuals at Biobank Scale

Researchers develop an algorithm known as Rye to tease apart ancestry fractions in admixed individuals at a biobank-scale, applying it to 488,221 UK Biobank participants in Nucleic Acids Research.

Multi-Ancestry Analysis Highlights Comparable Common Variants at Complex Trait-Linked Loci

Researchers in Nature Genetics examine common variants implicated in more than three dozen conditions, estimating genetic effect similarities across ancestry tracts in admixed individuals.

Sick Newborns Selected for WGS With Automated Pipeline

Researchers successfully prioritized infants with potential Mendelian conditions for whole-genome sequencing or rapid whole-genome sequencing, as they report in Genome Medicine.