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Genomatix Software, the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences, and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine will collaborate on a project to use next-gen sequencing to help identify biomarkers for prostate cancer prognostics.

Complete Genomics will receive $8 million to sequence 500 tumor/normal pairs, or $8,000 per genome, as part of a National Cancer Institute initiative funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the company said this week.

Foundation Medicine has raised $10 million of a planned $20.5 million financing round, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week.

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Bruce Taillon, formerly the director of healthcare business development at Roche's 454 Life Sciences division, is now the head of global technology business development at Enzo Life Science.

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The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded about $14.5 million in grants to nine research groups developing new DNA sequencing technologies to sequence a human genome for $1,000 or less.

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Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.

A group of statisticians wants to eliminate researchers' reliance on 'statistical significance,' according to NPR.

In Nature this week: genetic analysis of Anatolian farmers, cotton genome analysis, and more.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.