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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Prostate Cancer Foundation plans to use a $7 million donation from New York billionaire Stewart Rahr to fund a multi-partner research project that will use genomic medicine and other approaches to discover new prostate cancer treatments.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University will use a $3 million grant to establish a center in its Institute for Aging Research that will focus on molecular and genomic mechanisms that prevent aging-related diseases, and it will aim to translate the

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canary Foundation said that it has received two gifts totaling $8.5 million that will help the organization continue its work in developing tests for early cancer detection.

A donation will fund the Yale Program in Brain Tumor Research, an effort to sequence and analyze tumors for important mutations.

Research at the building will bring together engineers, life scientists, and medical researchers from across the university in an effort to bring information science into the practice of medicine.

The money will be used to create centers that "will advance our work toward creating a personal 'fingerprint' for each patient," the president of Baylor College of Medicine said.

The university will use the donation to buy two high-capacity genome sequencers as well as associated robotic equipment for its genomics facility.

Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Institute said it is close to hiring its first new senior scientist through a $100 million gift that will also fund an expanded tissue bank for diagnostics and research.

The RNA Institute was launched this summer to help drive RNA-based drug discovery.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

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