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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A consortium of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) family foundations has launched a program to provide free genetic testing to people suffering from muscular dystrophy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina, along with four cancer centers, today announced the formation of the Actionable Genome Consortium to guide the widespread use of next-generation sequencing in clinical oncology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) -- Researchers involved in the Finding of Rare Disease Genes (FORGE) research project have analyzed 264 rare disorders using exome sequencing and identified the causal mutations to 146 o

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) and the nonprofit Brain Canada plan to provide at least C$10 million (US$9.2 million) for researchers developing tools, technologies, and platforms that will speed drug development for brain and nervous system disorders.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York State Legislature has approved $105 million in funding for a genomic medicine program that will include researchers at the New York Genome Center and the University of Buffalo.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bayer today said that its Bayer HealthCare business has joined the non-profit Structural Genomics Consortium.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The African Orphan Crops Consortium today launched the African Plant Breeding Academy to train 250 plant breeders and technicians in genomics and marker-assisted selection for crop improvement over a five-year period.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have won $6.4 million in funding from the National Eye Institute to investigate the genetic basis of glaucoma, with a particular focus on how the disease arises in people of African descent.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery said today it has received a share of a European Union Seventh Framework Programme grant totaling €5.75 million ($7.8 million) for work it will do on a project called "CV genes-at-target."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Agency for International Development has provided $4.98 million in funding for a project aimed at "sustainable intensification of sorghum production."

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.