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Researchers in Australia are seeking consent to use blood samples collected from indigenous Australians decades ago for genetic studies, the Guardian reports.

The partners will establish joint research programs, share staff and knowledge, and create a new shared facility for genomics sequencing.

The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded $38.8 million to fund genomics, molecular biology, and other approaches for studies of cancer and other diseases.

Researchers from Australia and the US have used genotyping, microRNA analysis, and mitochondrial and transcriptome sequencing to tackle a transmissible Tasmanian devil cancer.

Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.