NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute have awarded four new grants totaling up to $27 million to fund projects that will study the use of genome sequencing in clinical care. The projects will also examine how patients and doctors engage with each other and use such genomic information.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

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A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

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