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Funding Update: Nov 19, 2010

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NIH bioinformatics grants awarded Oct. 6 — Nov. 15, 2010

Project Title: Algorithm and Genome-Wide Database of Functional siRNAs
Principal Investigator: Chenchik, Alex
Organization: Cellecta
Project Start Date: Aug. 6, 2004
Project End Date: Jun. 30, 2011
RFA/PA: PAR-06-535
Funding Institute: NHGRI
FY Total Cost: $934,752

The Scan

Study Links Genetic Risk for ADHD With Alzheimer's Disease

Higher polygenic risk scores for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder were also linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study in Molecular Psychiatry.

Study Offers Insights Into Role of Structural Variants in Cancer

A new study in Nature using cell lines shows that structural variants can enable oncogene activation.

Computer Model Uses Genetics, Health Data to Predict Mental Disorders

A new model in JAMA Psychiatry finds combining genetic and health record data can predict a mental disorder diagnosis before one is made clinically.

Study Tracks Off-Target Gene Edits Linked to Epigenetic Features

Using machine learning, researchers characterize in BMC Genomics the potential off-target effects of 19 computed or experimentally determined epigenetic features during CRISPR-Cas9 editing.