The National Cancer Institute is serious about bioinformatics. For the 2004 fiscal year, the agency is requesting a total increase of $1.3 billion over its 2003 budget of $4.6 billion and has earmarked $88 million of the potential increase for bioinformatics.

According to its planning document for FY 2004 (available at http://plan.cancer.gov/index.htm), NCI plans to distribute its requested funds in line with four primary objectives:

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John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.

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