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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Washington State's Life Sciences Discovery Fund has awarded approximately $3.7 million to fund regional research projects that aim to develop and use genomic and protein-based technologies for use in personalized diagnostics and therapeutics.

LSDF, funded by the Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement, said yesterday that it has awarded $2.4 million in funding under its Opportunity Grants program to support two large-scale research and development programs, and $1,250,000 to fund several proof-of-concept projects.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of wild and cultivated peach genomes, Hi-C-based pipeline for assembling microbial genomes from metagenomic data, and more.

Mar
28
Sponsored by
Qiagen

The Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) is a manually curated, comprehensive collection of disease-causing, germline mutations. Since 1996, a team of experts has manually catalogued over a quarter of a million mutations for the database.  

Apr
11
Sponsored by
Bionano Genomics

This webinar will review a recent study that applied whole-genome sequencing and optical genome mapping to identify a large number of previously undetected somatic structural variants in leukemia samples.