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The program is specifically geared toward graduate students from underrepresented and minority groups.

The two-year award comes on the heels of the publication of a map of the Upland cotton genome by US and Chinese researchers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Self Regional Healthcare is awarding $5.6 million to support research at the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics and the Greenwood Genetic Center, the partners announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clemson University will use $4 million in private and state funding to create a new chair in genetics research at its Center for Human Genetics, and it will select a "leading geneticist" to hold the chair, Clemson said on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clemson University and the Greenwood Genetics Center plan to expand an existing genetics research center by adding 17,000 square-feet of new lab space in Greenwood, SC, Clemson said today.

The school will use the funding from DoD and NIH to study DNA repair pathways and enzymes, how they function, and how they influence cancer and cancer treatment.

The pledge from the Self Family Foundation hinges on a funding match by the state of South Carolina and university, which is counting on its relationship with the nonprofit Greenwood Genetic Center to help it attract "a prominent geneticist-scientist in human genetics."

The peach genome holds promise for developers of its Rosaceae cousins.

The school will study the feeding mechanisms in butterflies to develop flexible ways to remove and transport liquids from cells and tissues.

3D cell-culture research is increasing, but scientists tend to perform the research in "sort of an ad-hoc way," a Kiyatec executive said. Kiyatec, a Clemson University spin-out, is betting it can position its platform as an enabling technology.

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In PNAS this week: genes involved in histone deacetylation in Arabidopsis, effects of pathogenic presenilin-1 mutations, and more.

After a study finds DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Beijing smog, residents there worry, according to the New York Times.

Canada begins its search for a chief government science advisor, Nature News reports.

A company is using facial recognition tools to identify genetic disorders from pictures, Technology Review reports.