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With the funding, UTHealth's Wenjin Zheng will form the Data Science and Informatics Core for Cancer Research.

The company aims to enroll 3,000 women in the registry, which it plans to use for research and development of tests to detect and manage pelvic masses.

The new research grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas include several awards for omics-related projects.

The award will enable Rules-Based Medicine to add to its OncologyMAP panel immunoassays for 150 to 180 blood-based protein biomarkers associated with cancer.

The money is expected to help Mirna meet its goal of filing two INDs by the end of 2011 as it adds staffers to support its drug-development efforts and seeks industry partnerships, according to a company official.

NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.