NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Botin Foundation of Madrid has awarded €1 million ($1.3 million) to fund two technology spin-off initiatives at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, including projects that will develop and seek to commercialize a test for colon cancer metastasis and a bioinformatics platform for simulating new drug designs.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

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