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.



DNAPrint, Laboratory Corporation of America, Duke University, Lab21, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, and more …

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

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.