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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.

A multi-institute program aims to fund studies of epigenetic changes caused by or as a consequence of human diseases.

The $1.7 million grant from NHBLI will support development of genotype and phenotype-based indicators and predictors for sudden cardiac death.

The $5 million grant program will support development of informatics tools to make it easier to search through genomic data stores for disease-relevant phenotypic information.

Over the next five years, researchers from Ohio State University and Indiana University will study epigenetic changes in prostate, breast, and ovarian cancer cells that cause resistance to hormonal therapy or traditional chemotherapy.

The new center will combine biological and computational research to reconstruct molecular networks in the study of non-solid tumors, as well as establish resources for complex data analysis, and for education and outreach to Stanford's cancer research community.


An initial analysis suggests the novel coronavirus from Wuhan that is sickening people might come from snakes, a team of virologists writes at the Conversation.

DNA testing confirms captured Chicago coyote same as the one that bit a boy near a nature museum, the Chicago Tribune reports.

An analysis of Tibetan ice cores uncovers more than two dozen previously unknown virus groups, LiveScience reports.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of four children buried in Cameroon approximately 3,000 and 8,000 years ago, and more.