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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.

The multi-center research project will use sequencing, expression analysis, and a range of other systems biology approaches to understand early immune responses to HIV.

NIEHS will lead a $2.6 million program to fund research to validate candidate biomarkers for measuring environmental stressors.

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.


Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.