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Funding Update: NIH Bioinformatics Grants Awarded Oct. 5 — Nov. 3, 2011


Project Title: Systems and Computational Biology Core
Principal Investigator: Giroux, Craig
Organization: Wayne State University
Project Start Date: Sept. 6, 2011
Project End Date: Nov. 30, 2015
Funding Institute: NCI
FY Total Cost: $50,628

Project Title: Biostatistics and Data Management Core
Principal Investigator: Kutner, Michael Henry
Organization: Emory University
Project Start Date: Sept. 15, 2008
Project End Date: Aug. 31, 2013
Funding Institute: NHLBI
FY Total Cost: $203,612
The Scan

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.