NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Susan G. Komen announced today that it has committed $375,000 in funding to support the Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Project, a collaborative effort led by the Broad Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to gather genomic and other data from young breast cancer patients and speed the development of new therapeutics.

Since its launch in October 2015, the project has enrolled more than 2,500 metastatic breast cancer patients throughout the US and Canada.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.