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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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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.