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Though HHMI's endowment declined, due largely to a drop in the value of its investments, the institute increased its number of scientists. It also is pushing foward with its plans to expand the Janelia Farm Research Campus.

The Burnham Institute's endowment declined 13 percent, due primarily to losses on investments, but its assets nearly doubled on grants from the State of Florida.

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An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.