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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute announced today grants totaling up to nearly $14 million over four years to fund five new projects that will investigate variations in the human genome across diverse ethnic groups that can influence disease risk.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RTI International has received a contract from the National Institutes of Health Common Fund to create a metabolomics center where metabolites will be synthesized for use by researchers, the nonprofit research institute said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded HTG Molecular Diagnostics a $1.01 million award to continue development of targeted sequencing products, the Tucson, Ariz.-based company said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded a consortium of institutions $14.4 million to research better methods of predicting which hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients are at the highest risk of heart failure or sudden death.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insight Genetics today announced it was awarded a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract from the National Cancer Institute to continue development of a diagnostic test aimed at non-small cell lung cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health wants to fund new research projects that will seek to use biomarkers that have already been developed for use in adults and tailor or adapt those markers for use in pediatric medicine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will use a $4 million award from the National Cancer Institute to identify new classes of drug targets and develop criteria for stratifying patients based on who will benefit from those new therapeutics, the c

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health said on Monday that it will use up to $96 million over four years to fund several new centers that will be at the forefront of its ambition to fire up the nation’s big data capabilities aimed at biomedical research.

NIH funding had gone through years of erosion before the sequestration took effect this year. Many researchers are fearful of further and sustained cuts, as the political climate in the US continues to hamper the budget-making process.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – When Nicholas Navin's R01 grant to use single-cell sequencing to study tumor evolution in breast cancer was first funded in 2012, it was funded at 83 percent of the requested budget.

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

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