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The six-center Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia is seeking genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia families.

Two sets of grants will support genome-based research into diseases for which newborns are screened.

A new, $4 million per-year grant program will fund basic and translational studies of the genetic and molecular basis of congenital birth defects.

The universities will use up to $6.3 million from the DOD to understand the causes of mutations in E. coli and other bacteria.

The Genomics of Transplantation Cooperative Research Program will give $4 million next year to research aimed at identifying genetic variants linked to immune system responses to transplants and grafts.

The money will be used to accelerate development of Akonni's hands-free, sample-to-answer system with a goal of providing testing to underserved populations.

A three-year grant program will give $1 million next year to support development of widely applicable technologies, including genome sequencing, mass spectrometry, genotyping, and others.

The second phase of the Electronic Medical Health Records and Genomics program will support a range of new studies incorporating EMRs with genome-wide association studies.

To advance its CPTC program, NCI wants networked centers to study protein characterization technologies and cancer biology.

The institute will give $5 million in 2011 for research into how epigenetics affects development of mental disorders.


The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.