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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) at Johns Hopkins University, which provides a range of services to genomics and genetics researchers, has been renewed by the National Institutes of Health with funding of up to $101.9 million over five years.

The Johns Hopkins-based Center for Inherited Disease Research is now providing whole exome and custom targeted sequencing services, and is preparing to offer small whole genome sequencing services.

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The program will provide $3.6 million to fund centers seeking genetic markers for ischemic stroke.

A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.