WASHINGTON--The US Department of Energy last month awarded $16 million in grants to four universities and one commercial entity for research that it said will provide additional technology, expertise, and resources to the department's Joint Genome Institute--a virtual institute integrating human genome research based in the Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, and Los Alamos national laboratories. The university grant recipients will contribute technology needed by the institute to establish a sequencing factory, scheduled to begin operation in August.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.

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This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.

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Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.