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The 3000 Rice Genomes Project will use DNANexus' platform in effort to improve nutrition, climate tolerance, and disease resistance in rice.

The partners received £30,000 (about $46,000) in funding from the BBSRC to support their metabolomics data-sharing and analyses activities.

The project seeks to develop standardized guidelines and tools to map terms across ontologies and help simplify data search and integration.

Cancer-ID is a newly created consortium tasked with validating blood-based biomarkers, such as CTC, cfDNA, and miRNA to bring liquid biopsies into the clinic.

The group has developed tables that match genotype, phenotype, and clinical recommendations to help inform therapy choices at the point of care. 

Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council are providing £5 million to establish the S-CORT Consortium to investigate bowel cancer biology. 

The partners will collaborate on pediatric oncology research, with a goal of earning an NCI designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Thirteen institutions and life sciences companies have teamed up to launch the free repository that will offer access to allele frequency information from genomes and exomes.

The Australian bioinformatics firm will contribute to developing international standards for integrated genomic and clinical data aggregation and sharing.

The National Access Project, led by the Personalized Medicine Initiative and Contextual Genomics, aims to provide tumor profiling for 2,000 Canadians. 

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In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.

A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.