NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer Research UK plans to use a new £10 million ($15.7 million) donation to fund the development of the Francis Crick Institute, a multi-partner research biomedical research center set to open in 2015.

The institute, which is being built in inner London and will be the largest biomedical research institute in Europe, according to Cancer Research UK, will host a range of basic human biology research and interdisciplinary studies involving genomics, systems and cell biology, whole organ studies, and other subjects.

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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.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

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.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.