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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – SRA International, a provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, said today that it has joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SRA International today announced a task order amounting to up to $9.7 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to provide "comprehensive" information technology support.

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SRA International has tapped John Greene to serve as its senior director of bioinformatics.

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SRA International will provide genomics and other biological support services for the National Toxicology Program.

The funds will be used to support the data coordinating center of the Cancer Genome Atlas project as well as to develop an algorithm repository and provide direct bioinformatics support to the TCGA program office.

The company will use the funds to continue to support The Cancer Genome Atlas's Data Coordinating Center.

NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.