NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Institutes of Health plans to pump $30 million into its Roadmap initiative in fiscal 2008 as part of an effort to advance and assess several new ‘omics areas, the institute said this week.
 
While the NIH has not asked for more money to fund the new programs, it said the Roadmap update was outlined in its 2008 budget, although it was not ready to list specific programs when the budget was drafted.
 

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.

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