The NIH has committed $2 million in FY19 for projects to build informatics tools that can be used to better understand the functions of understudied proteins.
Funding will go to the West German Genome Center, the NGS Competence Center Tübingen, the Dresden-Concept Genome Center, and the Competence Center for Genomic Analysis Kiel.
President Trump had earlier in the day said on Twitter that he was considering vetoing the bill over an immigration issue and a lack of funding for a proposed Mexican border wall.
Increasing NIH funding has been a priority for Congress in recent years, despite calls from the White House to trim the agency's budget.
The new centers will generate genomic resources and tools for infectious disease research.
The collaborators aim to show that Cytox' VariaTect SNP profiling array and an associated algorithm can effectively predict the presence of Alzheimer's pathology.
Lawson, the research institute of the London Health Sciences Centre, will help assess the cost-effectiveness of the center's precision medicine program.
Funded projects will will take advantage of molecular platforms that enable large-scale, robust, and reproducible analysis of transcriptional, epigenomic, proteomic, and metabolomic states.
The spending deal comes amid efforts by lawmakers to avoid another government shutdown, and includes lifting the national debt limit through March 1, 2019.
The proposed diagnostic platform will be able to identify and determine resistance of bloodstream infections within three hours.
Genome Canada and its partners recently funded two new initiatives with C$255 that will back precision medicine, genomics, and technology development.
The partnership includes biopharmaceutical, life science, and non-profit organizations, as well as several US government agencies.
Stand Up to Cancer is teaming with Microsoft and SITC to provide a new round of $11 million in grants to study cancer immunotherapies.
The six-year, $190 million Somatic Cell Genome Editing program aims to remove barriers that slow the adoption of genome editing for treating patients.
The funding will support various projects and research centers that are advancing precision medicine and genomic technology development.
Funded with €15.4 million from the EU's Horizon 2020 program, the researchers plan to reanalyze almost 20,000 patient exomes and conduct additional tests on selected subgroups.
DivSeek was established in 2015 to support the genomic characterization of the 7 million crop accessions currently being stored at gene banks around the world.
Part of the donation from the Hall Family Foundation and the Sunderland Foundationwill be used to expand the Center or Pediatric Genomic Medicine and to build a state-of-the-art genome center.
The Jackson Laboratory scientists are aiming to create a molecular toolkit that allows for the precise and reversible manipulation of epigenetic modifications.
SolveBio is continuing development of a cloud-based genetic variation analysis and visualization system called Variant Explorer.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.
Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.