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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.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.