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OncoTrack, a new international consortium, will seek to generate high-quality genomic and epigenetic data from clinically well-defined colon cancer tumors and their metastases as part of its colon cancer project.

Using sequencing technology, researchers will try to detect unknown pathogens that may be associated with cancer and develop a genome atlas of the Danish population.

A UK consortium will use the funds to study wheat variations that could be used to develop more sustainable, higher-yielding crops.

The project, called The Canada Prostate Cancer Genome Network, or CPC Gene, aims to identify mutations in the DNA sequences of prostate cancer.

The genomics-focused H3Africa program supported by NIH and the Wellcome Trust could include regional centers involving clinical research, bioinformatics, and a biorepository, and fund a range of genetics research and education.

The International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project creates a shared resource database that includes genetic information on more than 40,000 patients.

In joining the consortium, Rosetta has received a $460,000 grant.

Canada, Chile, and Norway are seeking a center to finish sequencing the Atlantic salmon genome.

The firm joined the Personalized RNA Interference to Enhance the Delivery of Individualised Cytotoxic and Targeted therapeutics consortium, and received a €300,000 grant.

While the exact goals of the so-called TRC3 have yet to be defined, the initiative expects that these will include the expansion of its scope to include reagents targeting non-coding RNAs.


Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.

In PNAS this week: tRNA fragment signature for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, genomic sites sensitive to ultraviolet radiation in melanocytes, and more.