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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.

Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.

UK's Labour Party calls for a ban on non-invasive prenatal testing for determining sex, BBC News reports.

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

In PLOS this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity patterns, genomic analysis of Thoroughbred horse origins, and more.