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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: statistical method for gene regulation evaluation, sea urchin gene regulatory networks, and more.

The researchers reported correcting beta thalassemia in a mouse model via a gene editing method delivered by an intravenous injection.

Carnegie Mellon's Robert Murphy

The curriculum will cover computer science and experimental biology courses and offer opportunities for students to contribute to faculty research projects.

The method quantifies structural variations in an allele-specific manner, providing an integrative way to study complex SVs and copy number alterations. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, members of the Marmoset Genome Sequencing and Analysis Consortium presented the first genome sequence established for the common marmoset, Callith

National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh plans to leave his post at the end of March to accept an appointment as president of Carnegie Mellon University, NSF said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pennsylvania's Department of Health has awarded several million dollars in funding to research institutes and clinical science centers in the state that seek to translate genomics research for clinical use.

Life Technologies' Ion Torrent is sponsoring a project at Carnegie Mellon University to develop open-source software that will help clinicians interpret human genomes, the institutions said this week.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.