NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The UK's Medical Research Council announced it has invested £32 million ($52.2 million) to fund five multi-partner initiatives seeking to develop new biomedical informatics tools, infrastructure, and collaborations, and expand career opportunities for bioinformaticians.

The funding under the medical bioinformatics initiative, which is expected to eventually total £50 million, is part of an effort by the UK government to fire up the nation's informatics capabilities and infrastructure, MRC said today.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

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