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The grant "will be used to find out if remote clusters of computers are a better option for DNA sequence analysis than local clusters of computers."

Bioinformaticists have plenty of grant opportunities under the recently passed stimulus package, including dedicated awards and funding for informatics support for non-computational projects.

A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.