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A new study finds that peer reviewers usually don't agree on the quality of research grant proposals.

During a two-year pilot, the Genomic Ascertainment Cohort will collect 10,000 genotypes and make patients available for follow-up exams to confirm predictions.

Stand Up to Cancer is teaming with Microsoft and SITC to provide a new round of $11 million in grants to study cancer immunotherapies.

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Female grant applicants do about as well as their male colleagues when the review focuses on the science proposed, according to Nature News.

Over the next three years, the company and its partners will assess the OneRNA platform to diagnose bladder cancer, select treatment, and measure response and recurrence.

The new European initiative promises to deliver multiple new tests and methods for improving the treatment of breast cancer and rectal cancer.

The companies will use Sphere's Cyto-Mine system to develop an automated device for precise docking of large DNA cargoes in genome-edited cells.

Backed by €19 million in EU funding, the initiative, called BigData@Heart, will create a research platform that could change the way cardiovascular diseases are diagnosed and treated.

The firm plans to develop and evaluate the utility of an ethnically diverse group of metastatic prostate cancer patient-derived xenograft models.

Doudna will get $2.1 million to set up the Center for Genome Editing and Recording, and Zhang will get $1.1 million to develop tools for RNA interrogation.


Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.