NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Minnesota lawmakers will consider spurring genomics research with a $16 million grant over two years to fund a partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Foundation.

Two bills proposing the funding have been introduced in the State House of Representatives and Senate that seek $8 million in both fiscal years 2010 and 2011 to be given to the university for the partnership, which is aimed at funding medical genomics and other biotechnology research.

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In Cell this week: Leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams, mNET-seq method for profiling growing transcripts, and more.

While James Watson and Francis Crick are credited for discovering the structure of DNA, Rich proved their theory of a double helix structure was correct when he produced a distinct image of the structure.

Nature News reports that early users of Oxford Nanopore's hand-held MinIon are giddy about the technology and its uses. 

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This online seminar will demonstrate how RNA-seq analysis in a model organism can provide insights into human disease. 

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This webinar will demonstrate how automated liquid handling workstations can reduce bottlenecks in library preparation for next-generation sequencing, enabling scientific advances in genomics research that were not possible five years ago.