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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.

Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.