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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Four European research teams will use €38 million ($50.8 million) in funding from the European Union to harness genomic knowledge in developing new diagnostics and treatments for a range of rare diseases, Newcastle University said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Translational Genomics Research Institute today announced the creation of a new center to leverage genomic sequencing technology aimed at rare childhood disorders.

Beta testers of Illumina’s recently announced RapidTrack sequencing service said they have been impressed with its ease and data quality and plan to continue to use it to study rare childhood diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and BGI will work together on a sequencing-based project to discover genetic variants involved in 1,000 rare diseases, the partners said today.

In conjunction with Rare Disease Day, Washington University School of Medicine's Genomics and Pathology Services and the Rare Genomics Institute said today that they will award grants for the sequencing of 99 exomes to rare disease advocacy groups.

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23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.

China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.

In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.