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The database has received a total of $35 million in funding, and in 2014 more than 180,000 scientists accessed it for their research.

The company will use the two-year grant to develop an automated, high-throughput, high-pressure system to better control DNA fragmentation.

The Small Business Technology Transfer Award will fund research in collaboration with the University of Rochester to detect modifications in RNA transcripts.

Up to five new grants will take a systems biology and omics approach to research the molecular interactions between pathogens and hosts.

The award will establish a metabolomics research core to research rare metabolites and develop novel assays that could help diagnose associated diseases.

The grants will fund projects to create new technologies, validate and refine existing ones, and add single-cell components to existing projects. 

The 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill requests a $150 million increase in funding to NIH for the current fiscal year, which began on Oct. 1. 

The National Institutes of Health plans to fund a coordination center to facilitate the replication phase of the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – More than 100 members of the US House of Representatives have signed off on a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging them to restore funding to the National Institutes of Health to pre-sequester levels.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Chicago said on Thursday it has been awarded a five-year, $12 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to create a center of excellence using rats to study the genetics of drug abuse.

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A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.