NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of California, San Francisco, and Abbott have partnered to launch a new research center that aims to develop diagnostic technologies for identifying viruses based on their DNA profiles.

The UCSF Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, located near the school’s Mission Bay, Calif., campus, will use sequencing, microarrays, and other genomic technologies to characterize pathogens linked to acute and chronic human illnesses.

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In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.