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The Protein Structure Initiative program starts its third phase with grants supporting its Biology Centers, Membrane Protein Structure Determination Centers, resource centers, and high-throughput biology partnerships.

Under the five-year project, the parties will investigate 180 potential biomarkers in plasma samples from 7,000 participants in the Framingham Heart Study.

The director described for a House Appropriations subcommittee NIH's plans for the $32.2 billion budget, including genomics-related research. He also called the stimulus bill "a wonderful investment."


Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.