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The NIGMS funding to the Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base will expand the free hub for PGx data.

A $1.5 million NIGMS grant will support a resource to house, manage, and distribute the expression and sequence clones from the PSI:Biology program.

The University of Rhode Island has won a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation — the single largest grant in the university's history — toward molecular biology research in marine life science there and at eight partner academic institutions statewide.

The funding expands the Pharmacogenomics Research Network for five years and will support 14 scientific research projects and seven network resources.

The funding is being divvied among eight expanded disease demonstration projects and six technology development projects.

The proteomics center at the university will use the money from NHLBI to identify peptides from the extracellular matrix to identify biomarkers associated with heart failure.

A grant program will provide up to $3.5 million in 2011 to SBIR and STTR grant winners to develop biomarkers for alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alcohol-related organ damages.

Michigan State University scientists will use the funding to study gut microbes and the effect they have on diseases.

The supplemental grant will be used to develop a point-of-care test for urinary tract infections.

A new NINDS and NIMH grant program will provide up to $5 million in grants to develop scalable assays for analysis of molecular and cellular events in neurons related to brain functioning.


A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.