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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche today announced that it has teamed with the Innovative Medicines Initiative to lead a consortium of industry and academic partners that will use stem cells for drug discovery research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Europe has launched a new funding call that will fuel new plant genomics and molecular biology research with an expected €20 million ($25.7 million), with the aim of backing international research consortia to address major agricultural and climate-related problems.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two research consortia will receive as much as $52.4 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue studies using structural genomics to characterize the structures of proteins from a number of dangerous bacterial, protozoan, and vir

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of research institutes in Georgia have won a contract of up to $19.4 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to use a systems biology-based approach to studying how host-pathogen interactions are involved in malaria.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Prostate Cancer Foundation plans to use a $7 million donation from New York billionaire Stewart Rahr to fund a multi-partner research project that will use genomic medicine and other approaches to discover new prostate cancer treatments.

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of large, international consortia are cranking out reams of genome, exome, and genotyping data in the hopes of expanding and refining their understanding of the genetic factors behind type 2 diabetes and traits related to it.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two patient advocacy groups, Biogen Idec, and a medical center have teamed up to offer free or low-cost genetic testing to people with hemophilia and their families to identify ways to personalize patient care, generate new genetic information, and help create a databa

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Norway has invested NOK40 million ($7 million) in a new consortium that will use genomic data from the Atlantic cod and the Atlantic salmon to make discoveries about these two commercially important species, about their evolution and adaptation capabilities, the Centre

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Worldwide Innovative Network (WIN) in personalized cancer medicine consortium announced today that Oracle Health Sciences has joined the consortium.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust today announced a new research consortium that will investigate links between Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome.

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The New York Times reports on an effort to address in high school biology classes misconceptions regarding race and genetics.

60 Minutes speaks with Harvard's George Church about tackling the effects of aging and more.

In PLOS this week: rare alterations in Timothy syndrome, analysis of twins' gut microbiomes, and more.

GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.