NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Emory University has reeled in a number of grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for genetics, genomic analysis, and biomarker research, including NIH Challenge Grants and Grand Opportunities Grants.

The NIH stimulus funding going to genomics at Emory will support bioinformatics projects, neurology, sociology, heart disease, and mammalian sequencing, according to the Atlanta-based University.

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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.