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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Emory University said on Tuesday that it will lead an effort to sequence the genomes of 1,000 people who suffer from 22q11.2 deletion syndrome as part of an international consortium that has received $12 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to study how

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute said today that it has awarded $31.5 million to multiple institutional partners to create three regional centers that will help biomedical researchers translate their discoveries into commercial products that improve patien

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of three teams of researchers spread across several US universities and hospitals have won more than $25 million in National Institutes of Health funding to create a clinical genomics resource of human DNA variants that are relevant to diseases and patient

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union has provided €11.5 million ($15.4 million) to fund an international research consortium that will seek to investigate the roles microRNAs play in epilepsy and how they may be used to develop new diagnostics and treatments for the disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Widespread genetic variation affects the regulation of most human genes, according to a study of functional variation appearing in the online early edition of Nat

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Manchester's Institute of Cancer Sciences said today that it will lead an international consortium that will use €6 million ($7.9 million) in funding to develop genetic biomarkers to identify patients who are at risk of developing long-term side effec

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Swedish genomics software firm QIucore said today that it has been awarded €600,000 ($790,000) to develop algorithms to support an international consortium developing diagnostic tests for use in treating and monitoring hepatitis C patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The WIN Consortium, an International personalized medicine initiative, will use €3 million ($3.9 million) in funding from the European Union to launch an effort to provide tailored cancer treatment regimens to patients based on genetic analysis, the consortium said tod

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium led by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has received a five-year award for up to $45 million from the US Department of Defense and US Department of Veterans Affairs to use next-generation sequencing and mass spectrometry to cond

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK biotech firm Epistem said today that it has received €1.5 million ($2 million) from the European Commission to develop point-of-care diagnostic tests for Hepatitis C as part of a €6 million, international project called the PoC HCV consortium.

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Bioethicists disagree with a research team's decision to allow the return of risk results for adult-onset conditions from a newborn sequencing project, according to Reuters.

Alterations to particular gene may enable the Quechua of Peru to better tolerate high-altitude life, Ars Technica reports.

Nature News reports that additional South Korean researchers have included the names of children on scientific papers when they did not contribute to the work.

In PLOS this week: statistical approach to prioritize rare variant searches, gene expression alterations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.