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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Mental Health plans to provide up to $4 million per year to fund efforts that use whole-genome sequencing to uncover the genomic basis for severe mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, among others.

The National Institutes of Health last month announced two funding opportunities with potential microRNA components, seeking grant proposals in the areas of acute kidney injury and the genomic basis of neurodevelopment and mental disorders.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Mental Health plans to provide around $4 million in Fiscal Year 2014 to support research efforts under the PsychENCODE project.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Mental Health plans to provide up to $9 million per year for as many as five years to fund a new center that will be a resource for accelerating rese

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository, or RUCDR, has landed a $2.4 million grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine to study mental health risk among service men and women.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new center in Ontario, Canada focused on pharmacogenetic applications for addiction and mental health has been established with a C$19 million (US$19.1 million) investment.

Diamond Healthcare will initially provide AssureRx Health's GeneSightRx psychiatric pharmacogenetic test in 10 of its behavioral health units, but plans to expand adoption of PGx testing within its 30-state network.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.