The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.
The grants are provided through the NSF's Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research program in partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Using mitochondrial sequence data for hundreds of simplex families, investigators found predicted pathogenic heteroplasmic mutations were over-represented.
The 'Olympiome' project aims to see whether the influx of hundreds of thousands of visitors can influence a city's microbiome.
Although the open chromatin regions account for less than 1 percent of the maize genome, they explain some 40 percent of phenotypic variance, the researchers reported.
The team found more than a dozen microbe and gene associations that indicate heritability of certain traits in the gut microbiome.
Researchers have found that an anti-viral enzyme has generated clusters of mutations that have affected the evolution of hominid genomes.
Embark hopes the test will not only satisfy the curiosity of pet owners but advance both canine and human health research.
A genome-wide association study involving more than 4,000 dogs uncovered new genetic associations and pointed to strategies for future disease studies.
Based on thousands of domestic and village dog genotypes, the researchers suspect dogs were likely domesticated somewhere near Nepal or Mongolia.
The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.
The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.
Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.