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Longtime trustee Arthur Brody, a San Diego businessman and philanthropist, has pledged $1 million to the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute to help commercialize the institution's discoveries into drug treatments.

Faculty from the University of Maryland Institute for Genome Sciences will work closely with the new enterprise in its study of the interaction between the human body and the microbes that inhabit it.

The university will use the funds to create a new chair to focus on bioinformatics, population genomics, and chronic disease genomics research.

The gift, given anonymously, will support the creation of new faculty positions, DNA sequencing work, and the DNA bank.

The funds will be divided equally between MD Anderson's Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy and a Center for Targeted Therapy.

The support from the Carver Charitable Trust will be used to establish a facilities endowment for proteomics in the medical college.

An anonymous California venture capitalist and philanthropist has agreed to donate $6 million over five years to the Institute for Systems Biology.

The funds will be used both in Florida and La Jolla, Calif.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.